Cataclysmic Variables and Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries

Proceedings of the 7th North American Workshop held in Campbridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., January 12–15, 1983

  • Donald Q. Lamb
  • Joseph Patterson

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Evolution of Cataclysmic Binaries

    1. B. Paczynski
      Pages 1-14
    2. Howard E. Bond
      Pages 15-27
    3. Albert D. Grauer
      Pages 29-33
    4. F. Verbunt, S. Rappaport, P. C. Joss
      Pages 39-43
    5. R. F. Webbink, S. Rappaport, G. J. Savonije
      Pages 55-59
  3. Low-Mass X-ray Binaries

    1. Jefferey E. McClintock, Saul A. Rappaport
      Pages 61-77
    2. Jonathan E. Grindlay, Paul Hertz
      Pages 79-91
    3. Donald Q. Lamb, Joseph Patterson
      Pages 93-97
    4. Julian H. Krolik, Avery Meiksin, Paul C. Joss
      Pages 107-116
    5. Donald Q. Lamb, Joseph Patterson
      Pages 117-120
    6. Richard A. London
      Pages 121-132
    7. S. Starrfield, S. Kenyon, J. W. Truran, W. M. Sparks
      Pages 133-137
    8. J. H. Swank, R. E. Taam, N. E. White
      Pages 143-146
    9. J. H. Bonnet-Bidaud, M. van der Klis
      Pages 147-150

About these proceedings


Since 1976 a meeting devoted to recent research on cataclysmic variables ("CV workshop") has been held annually somewhere in North America. Many of the meetings have been held - following a custom older than anyone reading this book - in locations with well-known recreational potential (e. g. Santa Cruz, CA; Boulder, CO). We thought hard about this custom while contemplating the possibility of organi­ zing a meeting in Massachusetts in the middle of winter. Nobody wants their meeting to go down in history as the smallest and dullest, and it ~ surely be the coldest. But on occasion, meeting organizers have defied custom and scheduled meetings for less~than-trendy places, and gotten away with it (Ur·bana, IL and Rochester, NY must be reckoned as examples of this). Encouraged by the spatial and temporal proximity of the American Astronomical Society meeting (Boston, January 9-12), we thought we might get away with it again, and so came to organize a meeting for January 12-15, 1983, in Cambridge, MA. There was another reason for a meeting at this time and place, we loftily proclaimed in early mailings. No one doubts that the CV's are closely related to the low-mass X-ray binaries ("LMXB' s"), in which the accreting star is usually, or perhaps always, more compact than a white dwarf. Many of the general characteristics of LMXB's sound pretty familiar to any student of CV's: orbital periods in the range 0.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Donald Q. Lamb
    • 1
  • Joseph Patterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8849-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5319-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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