The Non-Sleeping Universe

Proceedings of two conferences on: ‘Stars and the ISM’ held from 24–26 November 1997 and on: ‘From Galaxies to the Horizon’ held from 27–29 November, 1997 at the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto, Portugal

  • M. T. V. T. Lago
  • A. Blanchard
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Non-Sleeping Universe: Stars and the ISM

    1. Asteroseismology, Stellar Rotation and Activity

      1. Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
        Pages 1-12
      2. Ian W. Roxburgh, Michael J. Thompson
        Pages 13-15
      3. Ian W. Roxburgh
        Pages 19-20
      4. Ian W. Roxburgh, Sergei V. Vorontsov
        Pages 21-22
      5. Michael J. Thompson
        Pages 23-34
      6. G. Giampieri, A. Polnarev, I. Roxburgh, S. Vorontsov
        Pages 35-36
      7. Ian W. Roxburgh
        Pages 37-38
      8. Ian W. Roxburgh, Sergei V. Vorontsov
        Pages 39-40
      9. Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Michael J. Thompson
        Pages 41-42
      10. K. I. Marchenkov, I. W. Roxburgh, S. V. Vorontsov
        Pages 51-52
      11. Harinder P. Singh, Ian W. Roxburgh, Kwing L. Chan
        Pages 53-54
      12. Ian W. Roxburgh
        Pages 55-56
      13. D. R. Soderblom
        Pages 59-68
      14. L. J. R. Machado, M. T. V. T. Lago, J. J. G. Lima
        Pages 69-70
      15. A. Collier Cameron
        Pages 71-80

About these proceedings


The "Non-Sleeping Universe" was a conference conceived to commemorate the opening of the new building of the Centro de Astroffsica da U niversidade do Porto (CAUP). It seemed appropriate to include the two major areas of work at CAUP: Stellar Astrophysics and Cosmology. For the organizers the most obvious threading line would be activity. Therefore the choice of the name and contents. The conference lasted for one week, the first three days dealing mainly with the non-sleeping stars, from Asteroseismology to Activity and Flows, involving both young stars and the interstellar medium. It included twenty five oral and thirty four poster presentations and involved 52 participants. The second part of the conference, covered another three days and ad­ dressed "non-sleepiness" at galactic scales and beyond. From gamma-ray bursts to the cosmic background radiation and cosmological models. It in­ cluded twenty three oral and sixteen poster presentations and involved 46 participants. Activity was also the environment dominant note. Only that this time of painters and builders rushing to finish the brand new building ... In any case it was a remarkable week with high level of excitement and interchange as expected from a Non-Sleeping Universe. Even if the Port wine in the cellars were the conference(s) dinner(s) took place seemed quite indifferent to all activity, dormant ( ... or not) in the amazingly large oak casks.


Dark matter Universe asteroseismology astrophysics relativistic jet

Editors and affiliations

  • M. T. V. T. Lago
    • 1
  • A. Blanchard
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PortoPortugal
  2. 2.University of StrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5923-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4497-1
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