Supernovae: A Survey of Current Research

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Cambridge, U.K., June 29–July 10, 1981

  • Martin J. Rees
  • Ray J. Stoneham

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 90)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. An Optimist’s Guide to Supernovae

    1. Robert P. Kirshner
      Pages 1-12
  3. Models for core collapse and the explosion mechanism

    1. H. A. Bethe
      Pages 35-52
    2. Amos Yahil, James M. Lattimer
      Pages 53-70
    3. T. J. Mazurek, J. Cooperstein, S. Kahana
      Pages 71-77
    4. S. E. Woosley, Thomas A. Weaver
      Pages 79-122
    5. J. Craig Wheeler
      Pages 167-203
    6. R. Canal, J. Isern, J. Labay
      Pages 215-220
  4. Light curves and their interpretation

    1. Robert V. Wagoner
      Pages 253-266
    2. K. W. Weiler, R. A. Sramek, J. M. van der Hulst, N. Panagia
      Pages 281-291
  5. Very Massive Objects

    1. W. W. Ober, M. F. El Eid, K. J. Fricke
      Pages 293-301
    2. J. R. Bond, W. D. Arnett, B. J. Carr
      Pages 303-311
    3. B. J. Carr, W. D. Arnett, J. R. Bond
      Pages 313-318
  6. Supernova search strategies

    1. Stirling A. Colgate
      Pages 319-323
    2. Jordin T. Kare, Carlton R. Pennypacker, Richard A. Muller, Terry S. Mast, Frank S. Crawford, M. Shane Burns
      Pages 325-339
    3. M. G. M. Cawson, E. J. Kibblewhite
      Pages 341-353
  7. Supernova and pulsar statistics

    1. David H. Clark, F. Richard Stephenson
      Pages 355-370
    2. G. A. Tammann
      Pages 371-403
    3. A. G. Lyne
      Pages 405-417
  8. Theory of supernova remnants

    1. Roger A. Chevalier
      Pages 419-432
    2. R. D. Blandford
      Pages 459-474
  9. Observations of supernova remnants

    1. William P. Blair
      Pages 475-482
    2. Michael A. Dopita
      Pages 483-494
    3. Robert A. Fesen, William P. Blair, Robert P. Kirshner
      Pages 495-499
    4. P. F. Winkler, C. R. Canizares, T. H. Markert, A. E. Szymkowiak
      Pages 501-518
    5. F. D. Seward
      Pages 519-528
    6. David J. Helfand, Knox S. Long
      Pages 529-534
  10. Supernovae, cosmogony and cosmology

    1. Donald D. Clayton
      Pages 535-564
    2. Jeremiah P. Ostriker
      Pages 565-570
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 571-590

About these proceedings


The theme of the conference held at the Institute of Astronomy in the summer of 1981 was 'Supernovae'. The topic was interpreted very broadly: observations in all wavebands were discussed, along with theories for the explosion mechanism and the light curves; there were papers on supernova remnants and pulsar statistics; other sessions dealt with the use of new techniques for improving supernova searches, and with the importance of supernovae for cosmogonic and cosmological studies. This book contains texts based on all the main review lectures, together with a number of shorter papers which describe new results presented at the conference. The Scientific Organising Committee, responsible for arranging the programme, consisted of J. Audouze, G. B. Brown, J. Danziger, F. Pacini, M. J. Rees (Chairman) and J. W. Truran. The conference was well attended, with over 100 visitors to Cambridge as well as many local participants. We are grateful to all those who helped with the practical organisation of the meeting, especially Dr Michael Ingham (Secretary of the Institute of Astronomy) and Mrs Norah Tate. We thank all the authors of the papers in this volume for the trouble they took in preparing written versions of their excellent lectures, and for the efforts they made to meet our ' final' deadl ine: we wish especially to thank Drs W. O. Arnett and J. M. Lattimer for help with the edi torial work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin J. Rees
    • 1
  • Ray J. Stoneham
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyCambridgeUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7878-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7876-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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