Compendium in Astronomy

A Volume Dedicated to Professor John Xanthakis on the Occasion of Completing Twenty-five Years of Scientific Activities as Fellow of the National Academy of Athens

  • Elias G. Mariolopoulos
  • Pericles S. Theocaris
  • L. N. Mavridis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. History and Philosophy

  3. Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. G. Contopoulos
      Pages 55-65
    3. John D. Hadjidemetriou
      Pages 67-78
  4. Solar Physics

  5. Solar-Terrestrial Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Walter Orr Roberts, Roger H. Olson
      Pages 161-167
  6. Planetary System

  7. Stellar Astronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. V. A. Ambartsumian
      Pages 211-218
    3. N. Dallaporta
      Pages 219-231
    4. P. Lacroute
      Pages 247-251
    5. L. N. Mavridis, G. Asteriadis, F. M. Mahmoud
      Pages 253-276
    6. S. N. Svolopoulos
      Pages 285-293
  8. Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. M. T. Brück
      Pages 297-313
    3. Wilhelmina Iwanowska
      Pages 315-322
    4. Minas Kafatos, Maurice M. Shapiro, R. Silberberg
      Pages 323-345
  9. Cosmology and Relativity

  10. Extraterrestrial Intelligence

  11. Associated Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. C. L. Goudas, G. A. Katsiaris, M. A. Drymonitou, A. J. Vernardis
      Pages 393-414
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 447-464

About this book


When we first approached some colleagues allover the world to sound them about a volume dedicated to Professor John Xanthakis on the occasion of completing twenty-five years of scientific activities as fellow of the National Academy of Athens, any possible doubts as to the feasibility of the project were quickly dispelled by their warm and encouraging response. In a short time 50 authors from 15 countries, coming from a wide range of Professor Xanthakis' immediate colleagues, pupils and friends joined to produce the 36 contributions included in this volume. Some of those who where originally approached found themselves un­ able to contribute, because of the time-limit necessarily imposed. Happi­ ly, they were only few in number, and we should like to record our grat­ itude to them for their good wishes for the success of the venture. Their warm words were among the many sources of inspiring encouragement extended to us.


Accretion Large Number Hypothesis astrometry astronomy black holes cosmology earth galaxies magnetosphere planet relativity solar activity solar physics space astrometry star

Editors and affiliations

  • Elias G. Mariolopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pericles S. Theocaris
    • 1
    • 3
  • L. N. Mavridis
    • 4
  1. 1.National Academy of AthensGreece
  2. 2.National Observatory of AthensGreece
  3. 3.National Technical University of AthensGreece
  4. 4.University of ThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7768-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7766-2
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