Nato Science Series C:
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The Neutron Star—Black Hole Connection

Editors: Kouveliotou, Chryssa, Ventura, J.E, van den Heuvel, E.P. (Eds.)

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Set against the background of beautiful Mirabello Bay, astronomers from fourteen countries met at Elounda, Crete in the period 7-18June, 1999 to debate some of the most compelling issues of present day astrophysics. Neutron stars and black holes have been at the forefront of astrophysics for over thirty years. As recently as ten years ago it was still being debated whether galactic stellar-mass black holes existed or not.It is now generally accepted that many (possibly a thousand) stellar-mass black holes - most of them still undetected - lie in low mass X-ray binary (LMXB) systems; a few of them are detected every year as X-ray or gamma-ray transients. These objects are more massive than 3 M , the maximum possible mass 0 for a neutron star, and show none of the tell-tale signs of neutron stars, such as X-ray bursts and X-ray pulsations. It is quite remarkable that all LMXBs display a similar temporal and spectral behaviour,'independently of whether the accreting compact object is a neutron star or a black hole. A broad debate on these similarities and differences naturally constituted one of the main focal points during the Elounda meeting. Evidence on these aspects has been forthcoming from the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory (CGRO) , the ROSAT and ASCA satellites, the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), and from the Beppo­ SAX Observatory.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Neutron Star—Black Hole Connection
Editors
  • Chryssa Kouveliotou
  • J.E Ventura
  • E.P. van den Heuvel
Series Title
Nato Science Series C:
Series Volume
567
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0204-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0205-2
Series ISSN
1389-2185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 522
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations
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