© 1987

Physical Processes in Comets, Stars and Active Galaxies

Proceedings of a Workshop, Held at Ringberg Castle, Tegernsee, May 26–27, 1986

  • Wolfgang Hillebrandt
  • Emmi Meyer-Hofmeister
  • Hans-Christoph Thomas
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. The Physics of Comets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. F. Huebner
      Pages 2-18
    3. E. K. Jessberger, J. Kissel, H. Fechtig, F. R. Krueger
      Pages 26-33
  3. The Sun as a Star

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. N. O. Weiss
      Pages 46-60
    3. M. Stix, M. Knölker
      Pages 67-77
  4. Single and Binary Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. W. M. Tscharnuter
      Pages 96-104
    3. L. B. Lucy
      Pages 125-131
    4. H. Ritter
      Pages 143-163
  5. Active Galactic Nuclei

About these proceedings


In May 1986 a two-day workshop on Physical Processes in Comets, Stars and Active Galaxies was held at the Ringberg Castle near Lake Tegernsee, and this rather unusml. l collection of topics needs a few words of explanation. When we first thought of organizing a workshop on such a large variety of astrophysical objects our main motivation was to honor Rudolf Kippenhahn and Hermann Ulrich Schmidt on the occasion of their 60th birthdays, and we planned to cover at least a fraction of their fields of active research. We then realized immediately that despite the fact that the objects are so different, the physical processes involved are very much the same, and that it is this aspect of astrophysics which governed the scientific lives of both of our distinguished colleagues and friends and allowed them to make major contributions to all those fields. Apparently this viewpoint was shared by many colleagues and it was therefore not surprising that in response to our invitation everybody who had been invited agreed to come and to present a talk. The workshop then turned out to be a real success. In contrast to highly specialized conferences, fundamental problems as well as very recent devel­ opments were discussed and the participants appreciated the opportunity to exchange ideas.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Hillebrandt
    • 1
  • Emmi Meyer-Hofmeister
    • 1
  • Hans-Christoph Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikMax-Planck-Institut für Physik und AstrophysikGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physical Processes in Comets, Stars and Active Galaxies
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of a Workshop, Held at Ringberg Castle, Tegernsee, May 26–27, 1986
  • Editors Wolfgang Hillebrandt
    Emmi Meyer-Hofmeister
    Hans-Christoph Thomas
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17766-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-72642-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-72640-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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