Pulsation, Rotation and Mass Loss in Early-Type Stars

Proceedings of the 162nd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins, France, October 5–8, 1993

  • Luis A. Balona
  • Huib F. Henrichs
  • Jean Michel Le Contel
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Pulsation and Rotation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mikolaj Jerzykiewicz
      Pages 3-14
    3. H. Cugier, W. A. Dziembowski, A. A. Pamyatnykh
      Pages 15-16
    4. H. Cugier, A. Pigulski, G. Polubek, R. Monier
      Pages 17-18
    5. P. Moskalik, J. R. Buchler
      Pages 19-20
    6. E. Chapellier, J. C. Valtier
      Pages 23-24
    7. J. C. Valtier, E. Chapellier, J. M. Le Contel
      Pages 25-26
    8. C. Waelkens, H. van Winckel, K. de Mey
      Pages 27-28
    9. H. Kjeldsen, D. Baade
      Pages 29-30
    10. Salvador González Bedolla
      Pages 31-32
    11. L. Huang, Z. Guo, J. Hao, J. R. Percy, M. S. Fieldus, R. Fried et al.
      Pages 33-36
    12. H. Sadsaoud, D. Le Contel, E. Chapellier, S. González-Bedolla, J. M. Le Contel
      Pages 39-40
    13. P. North, S. Paltani
      Pages 41-42
    14. R. Kuschnig, W. W. Weiss, N. Piskounov, T. Ryabchikova, T. J. Kreidl, M. Alvarez et al.
      Pages 43-46
    15. E. Solano, J. Fernley
      Pages 47-48
    16. Søren Frandsen
      Pages 49-50
    17. Nancy Remage Evans
      Pages 51-52
    18. H. Schneider, M. Kiriakidis, W. W. Weiss, W. Glatzel, K. J. Fricke
      Pages 53-54
    19. W. A. Dziembowski
      Pages 55-66
    20. W. A. Dziembowski, P. Moskalik, A. A. Pamyatnykh
      Pages 69-69
    21. A. A. Pamyatnykh, W. A. Dziembowski, P. Moskalik, M. J. Seaton
      Pages 70-72
    22. W. Glatzel, M. Kiriakidis, K. J. Fricke
      Pages 73-74
    23. J. Robert Buchler, Marie-Jo Goupil, Thierry Serre
      Pages 87-88
    24. Douglas R. Gies
      Pages 89-99
    25. M. E. Hahula, D. R. Gies
      Pages 100-101
    26. Ž. Ružić, V. Vujnović, K. Pavlovski, H. Božić, J. R. Percy, A. Attard et al.
      Pages 102-103
    27. Eduardo Janot-Pacheco, Nelson Vani Leister
      Pages 104-105
    28. N. V. Leister, E. Janot-Pacheco, M. T. C. Buck, M. P. Dias, A. M. Hubert, H. Hubert et al.
      Pages 106-107
    29. E. J. Kennelly, G. A. H. Walker, The Musicos Team
      Pages 110-111
    30. A. W. Fullerton, D. R. Gies, C. T. Bolton
      Pages 114-115
    31. Maurice J. Clement
      Pages 117-127
    32. S. Sofia, J. M. Howard, P. Demarque
      Pages 131-144
    33. D. Eryurt, H. Kirbiyik, N. Kizilouğlu, R. Civėlek, A. Weiss
      Pages 149-150
    34. J. Denoyelle, C. Aerts, C. Waelkens
      Pages 151-152
  3. Magnetic Fields

About these proceedings


In this Symposium, researchers specializing in pulsation, rotation, magnetic fields and stellar winds are brought together for the first time in order to broaden our understanding of O and B stars. Thanks to advances in digital spectroscopy, new types of pulsating B stars have been discovered. The pulsations can be understood in terms of the recent revision of metal opacities, but the effects of rapid rotation and magnetic fields need further study. Observations in the UV and X-ray regions demonstrate that many B and Be stars show other activity, besides pulsation which is not yet understood. The reason for the enhanced mass loss in Be stars is a question which dominates the Symposium and which remains unanswered, although it is surely to be found in activity at or near the photosphere coupled with rotation. It is shown that the geometry of the circumstellar envelopes around Be stars is indeed a flattened disk as they can now be optically resolved. The variability of radiatively-driven winds from O and B stars are likely related to the rotation of the star. This underlines the central theme of the book: that the various phenomena seen in these stars cannot be studied in isolation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luis A. Balona
    • 1
  • Huib F. Henrichs
    • 2
  • Jean Michel Le Contel
    • 3
  1. 1.South African Astronomical ObservatoryCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Astronomical InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurNiceFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information International Astronomical Union 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-3045-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1030-3
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