On the Papaloizou and Pringle Instability

  • Marek A. Abramowicz
  • Omer M. Blaes
  • Jufu Lu
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 121)


The recent discovery of Papaloizou and Pringle that fluid rings are dynamically unstable against global, nonaxisymmetric perturbations if of great importance to the theory of accretion disks. However, before these disks can be proved to be stable or unstable, substantial theoretical progress along the lines scketched in this lecture must be achieved.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek A. Abramowicz
    • 1
  • Omer M. Blaes
    • 1
  • Jufu Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.International School for Advanced StudiesTriesteItaly

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