© 2003

Stellar Astrophysics — A Tribute to Helmut A. Abt

  • K. S. Cheng
  • K. C. Leung
  • T. P. Li
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 298)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Compact Stars & High-Energy Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bing Zhang
      Pages 27-34
    3. Y. F. Huang, T. Lu, Z. G. Dai, K. S. Cheng
      Pages 41-48
    4. J. Hu, S. N. Zhang, T. P. Li
      Pages 55-60
    5. Y. F. Yuan, K. S. Cheng, J. L. Zhang
      Pages 61-66
    6. C. Y. Ng, K. S. Cheng, M. C. Chu
      Pages 83-90
  3. Binary Star Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-92
    2. J. Scott Shaw
      Pages 93-98
    3. Dany Vanbeveren, Erwin De Donder
      Pages 99-110
    4. Arcadio Poveda, Alejandro Hernández-Alcántara
      Pages 111-116
    5. Walter van Rensbergen
      Pages 117-126
    6. C.-H. Kim, J. M. Kreiner, I.-S. Nha
      Pages 127-130

About these proceedings


The Pacific Rim Conferences for the first decade from the mid 1980's to the mid 1990's were primary concerned with binary stars research. The Conference expanded to all areas of Stellar Astrophysics for the last two meetings in Hong Kong; at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1997 and at the Hong Kong University in 1999. At the conclusion of the very successful Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics held in Hong Kong University, members of the Sci­ entific Organizing Committee began planning for the next conference. We approached Professor Tan Lu of Nanjing University and Professor Tipei Li of the Institute of High Energy Physics about hosting a con­ ference in China. The city of Xi'an in Shaanxi province and a city in Yunnan province, were considered to be the most likely locations. It be­ came crucial to find the right person to serve as Chair (or Co-chairs) for the Local Organizing Committee. Initially, Professor Lu was the logical choice but he declined for personal reasons. Professor Li was invited to lead a new department of Astrophysics at Tsinghua University so he could not take on the additional load of chairing the LOC. Professor Gang Zhao of Beijing Astronomical Observatory was approached to take on the task but he also declined. This has been a busy time for Chinese astronomers. The SOC decided to have the conference dedicated to honor Dr. Helmut A.


astronomy astrophysics star stars stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • K. S. Cheng
    • 1
  • K. C. Leung
    • 2
  • T. P. Li
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of NebraskaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsTsinghua UniversityChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stellar Astrophysics — A Tribute to Helmut A. Abt
  • Editors K.S. Cheng
    Kam Ching Leung
    T.P. Li
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1683-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6452-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0403-8
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-7985
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 326
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astrophysics and Astroparticles
    Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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