Reviews in Modern Astronomy 17

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Volume 17 continues the Reviews of Modern Astronomy with fourteen invited reviews and Highlight Contributions which were presented during the International Scientific Conference of the Society on The Sun and Planetary Systems, held at Freiburg, Germany, September 15 to 20, 2003.
The Karl Schwarzschild medal 2003 was awarded to Professor Erika Boehm-Vitense, Seattle, USA. Her lecture with the title What Hyades F Stars tell us about Heating Mechanisms in Stellar Transition Layers and Coronae opened the meeting.
The talk presented by the Ludwig Biermann-Prize winner 2003, Dr Luis R. Bellot Rubio, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, dealt with the topic The Structure of Sunspots as Inferred from Spectropolarimetric Measurements.
Other contributions to the meeting published in this volume discuss, among other subjects, solar physics, formation of planets and interferometric imaging in astronomy.


  • Karl Schwarzschild Lecture:
    What Hyades F Stars tell us about Heating Mechanisms in the outer Stellar Atmospheres
    By Erika Boehm-Vitense
  • Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture:
    Sunspots as seen in Polarized Light
    By Luis R. Bellot Rubio
  • Helioseismology
    By Michael Stix
  • Simulating Radiative Magneto-convection in the Solar Photosphere
    By Alexander Vögler
  • Structure and Dynamics of the Low Corona of the Sun
    By Hardi Peter
  • Jupiter's Dust Disk - An Astrophysical Laboratory
    By Harald Krüger
  • Planet Formation - Is the Solar System misleading?
    By Günther Wuchterl
  • Experimental Studies on the Dusty History of the Solar System
    By Torsten Poppe
  • High-resolution X-ray Plasma Diagnostics of Stellar Coronae in the XMM-Newton and Chandra Era
    By Jan-Uwe Ness
  • Omega Cen - an Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxy?
    By Mike Fellhauer
  • Cosmology with Supernovae
    By Bruno Leibundgut
  • Interferometric Imaging in Astronomy: A Personal Retrospective
    By Jacques M. Beckers
  • The New World of Scattering Physics Seen by High-precision Imaging Polarimetry
    By Jan O. Stenflo