Cataclysmic Variables

Proceedings of the Conference held in Abano Terme, Italy, 20–24 June 1994

  • A. Bianchini
  • M. Della Valle
  • M. Orio

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 205)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Observational Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Classical Novae

    3. Reccurent and Symbiotic Novae

      1. G. C. Anupama
        Pages 49-57
      2. Urs Mürset, Harry Nussbaumer
        Pages 59-64
    4. Cataclysmic Variables

    5. Posters

      1. T. Augusteijn, R. Stehle
        Pages 103-103
      2. P. Barrett, E. Schlegel, O. C. De Jager, G. Chanmugam
        Pages 104-104
      3. R. U. Claudi, A. Bianchini
        Pages 105-106
      4. C. Bartolini, G. Cosentino, A. Guarnieri, A. Piccioni, L. Solmi
        Pages 108-108
      5. Steve B. Howell, Martin M. Sirk
        Pages 110-110

About these proceedings


Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) are well furnished laboratories in which one can investigate a number of important physical processes. These processes include: thermonuclear reactions, nebular physics, winds, mass accretion phenomena on compact objects, magnetohydrodynamics, plasmas, thermal and non thermal radiative processes, relativistic phenomena, dust forma­ tion, etc . . In the recent year the most exciting development in our opinion was that the small, cold and invisible secondary components of CV s were found to be the prime motors for the evolution of close binary systems, disclosing new scenarios for research. All branches of astronomy and as­ trophysics often take advantage of the new ideas brought by the study of CVs. It is for this reason, we believe, that meetings on CVs are important for most of the astronomical community. The idea of a Congress on CVs in Padova has been fluttering in the air for a few years. After all - we thought - a large part of the scientific heritage of Padova and Asiago Observatories is represented by the study of variable stars and, in particular, of CV s, as Prof. L. Rosino reminded us at the very beginning of the Congress. We finally chose Abano Terme as the site of the Conference, not merely because Abano is one of the most famous centers in Europe for mud therapy, and astronomers easily suffer from rheumatism, but also because we knew that a very hearty welcome from the Abano Municipality and touristic associations awaited us.


Accretion X-ray nebula physics

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Bianchini
    • 1
  • M. Della Valle
    • 1
  • M. Orio
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità di PadovaItaly
  2. 2.Osservatorio Astronomico di TorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4148-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0335-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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