© 1983

Galactic Astrophysics and Gamma-Ray Astronomy

Proceedings of a Meeting Organised in the Context of the XVIII General Assembly of the IAU, held in Patras, Greece, August 19, 1982

  • G. E. Morfill
  • R. Buccheri
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. G. E. Morfill, R. Buccheri
    Pages 1-1
  3. M. M. Shapiro, R. Silberberg
    Pages 51-56
  4. W. Hermsen
    Pages 61-92
  5. G. E. Morfill, G. Tenorio-Tagle
    Pages 93-143
  6. Marco Salvati
    Pages 145-153
  7. B. Houston, P. A. Riley, A. W. Wolfendale
    Pages 155-159
  8. L. Maraschi, A. Treves
    Pages 161-171

About these proceedings


This book contains the invited and contributed lectures presented at a meeting organised in the context of the XVIII general assembly ofthe IAU, held in Patras, August 19, 1982. Roughly one hundred scientists attended this meeting, the discussions were livel- sometimes heated - and the original time span allocated to the meeting was as a result, comfortably exceeded by about 50 % . The aim of this meeting was to determine the role of galactic gamma-ray astronomy within the general concept of galactic astrophysics. The timing, at the end of the COS-B mission, was regarded as opportune, because it gives interested astrophysicists the possibility for interdisciplinary studies using the existing gamma-ray data base (e.g. comparison with infrared, radio, X-ray, etc. astronomies), as well as for theoretical studies. The next generation of gamma-ray detectors will probably not be in operation for another 5 to 10 years, and therefore it is hoped that the proceeding of this meeting can be used (in the intermediate time) as a basis for further studies, as a stimulation for more theoretical work and as an important contribution for defining the aims and operation of future gamma-ray missions. The interrelationship with other branches of astronomy, the astrophysical implications and the study of relevant physical processes using available measurements in the near-Earth environment were important results of the meeting. Many persons contributed to the success of the meeting, in particular all those who either presented a contribution and/or took part in the discussions.


Galaxy Supernova astronomy astrophysics cosmic ray galaxies gamma-ray burst stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • G. E. Morfill
    • 1
  • R. Buccheri
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Extraterrestrische PhysikMax-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarching b. MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Informatica del Consiglio Nazionale delle RicerchePalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Galactic Astrophysics and Gamma-Ray Astronomy
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of a Meeting Organised in the Context of the XVIII General Assembly of the IAU, held in Patras, Greece, August 19, 1982
  • Editors G.E. Morfill
    R. Buccheri
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1645-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-7210-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-7208-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 346
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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