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Maran and Cameron 1967

Maran, S.P., and A.G.W. Cameron, 1967: Relativistic astrophysics. Science, 157, 1517-1524, doi:10.1126/science.157.3796.1517.

From 23 to 27 January, the 1967 Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics was held in New York City, as a successor to symposia held in 1963 and 1964, at Dallas and Austin, respectively. In this article we attempt a general review of the subject matter of relativistic astrophysics and summarize recent developments reported at the 1967 symposium.

The 1963 symposium was organized shortly after the discovery of quasars, when it became evident that fantastically large quantities of energy were being stored in very small volumes, and that the gravitational collapse of large masses might provide suitable sources of such energy. The purpose of the 1963 symposium was to bring together astronomers, physicists, and workers in general relativity for interdisciplinary discussions of the problem. The intent of subsequent symposia has also been to provide a common forum for these three classes of scientists, and relativistic astrophysics has become an umbrella term encompassing problems of interest to all three groups.

These problems involve observational aspects of cosmology, including the nature of quasars and the isotropic background radiation; tests of general relativity; cosmic rays; and x-ray and gamma-ray astronomy. They were discussed at length at the 1967 symposium.

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  author={Maran, S. P. and Cameron, A. G. W.},
  title={Relativistic astrophysics},

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ID  - ma01700z
AU  - Maran, S. P.
AU  - Cameron, A. G. W.
PY  - 1967
TI  - Relativistic astrophysics
JA  - Science
VL  - 157
SP  - 1517
EP  - 1524
DO  - 10.1126/science.157.3796.1517
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