Colloquium No. 72 of the International Astronomical Union covered many observations and theoretical developments in the field of cataclysmic variables and related objects. Much time was devoted to discussions and we made an effort to include as much of the discussions material as possible in the proceedings. The Local Organizing Committee would like to thank; The International Astronomical Union for travel grants The Israel Academy of Sciences for financial support The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology for financial support and assistance Bank Leumi Le-Israel for a generous support We also thank the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, our colleagues and students for their assistance. MARIO LIVIO GIORA SHAVIV SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE B. Warner (Chairman), G.T. Bath, D. Crampton, J.E. Pringle, E.L. Robinson, G. Shaviv, R.E. Williams, J. Smak LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE G. Shaviv (Chairman), A. Finzi, M. Livio, H. Netzer, 0, Sadeh LIST OF PARTICIPANTS BATH, Geoffrey, T. Dept. of Astrophysics, Oxford, England BIANCHINI, Antonio Osservatorio Astronomico, Padova, Italy BROWNLEE, Robert, R. Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A. CHANMUGAM, Ganesh Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, U.S.A. COLVIN, Jeff EG&G, Los Alamos, U.S.A. COWLEY, Anne, P. Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Canada CRAMPTON, David Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Canada EGGLETON, Peter P. Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, England EVANS, A. Dept. of Physics, University of Keele, United Kingdom FEINGOLD, Susan J. Dept. of Physics, Technion, Israel FINZI, A.
The Periods of Cataclysmic Variable Stars.- Photometric and Spectroscopic Observations of the Cataclysmic Variable AC Cancri.- Recent Spectroscopy of X-Ray Sources and Systems Related to Cataclysmic Variables: I.- Recent Spectroscopy of X-Ray Sources and Systems Related to Cataclysmic Variables: II.- Orbital Solutions for WZ Sagittae During Quiescence.- Spectra of Symbiotic Stars.- KQ Mon and the Nature of the UX Ursa Majoris Nova-Like Variables.- On the Variation of the Orbital Period and the 67-Min Oscillations in EX Hydrae.- Alpha Beta Discs.- Humps and Super-humps.- CNO Abundances and Nova Outburst Strengths.- The Formation of Optical CNO Emission Lines in Cataclysmic Variables.- Did Nova Aquilae 1982 Possess a Supercritical Wind?.- Infrared Observations of Nova Aquilae 1982.- The Continuum Energy Distribution of the Old Nova GK Per (1901).- The 'Isothermal' Phase of Nova Dust Shells.- Infrared Spectra of Nova Dust Shells.- On Evolutionary Models for SNI Progenitor Stars.- Physical Conditions Inside White Dwarfs and Type I Supernovae.- The Intermediate Polars.- Energy Distribution of Hard X-Ray Emitting Cataclysmic Variables.- Column Accretion on to White Dwarfs.- Time Dependence in Accretion Onto Magnetic White Dwarfs.- Circular Polarimetry of AM Herculis.- Polarimetry of Symbiotic Stars.- Polarized Radiation from AM Herculis Stars.- AM Herculis Binaries: Particle Acceleration, Radio Emission and Synchronization.- Spin-Up and Magnetic Fields in DQ Her Stars.- The Origin and Evolution of Cataclysmic Binaries.- The Evolutionary Status of the Secondaries of Cataclysmic Binaries.- Origin of Very-Short Orbital-Period Binary Systems.- Star-Planet Systems and Their Relation to Low Mass Cataclysmic Variables.- Cataclysmic Binaries Containing a Black-Dwarf Secondary.- Fast Oscillations in Variable X-Ray Sources and X-Ray Bursters.- Mass Loss Associated with X-Ray Bursts of Neutron Stars.- X-Ray Emission from Cataclysmic Variables.- Astronomy in Israel: From Og's Circle to the Wise Observatory.- Pre-Concluding Remarks.- Concluding Remarks.- Author Index.