By V. Weidemann (auth.), Martin A. Barstow (eds.)
The ecu Workshop on White Dwarfs used to be initiated via Prof. V. Weidemann, with the 1st assembly held in Kiel (FRG) in 1974. considering then an analogous workshop has been held virtually each years: Frascati (1976), Tel Aviv (1978), Paris (1981), Kiel (1984), Frascati (1986) and Toulouse (1990). significant IAU colloquia have additionally been dedicated to the examine of white dwarfs (No. fifty three, Rochester long island, 1979; No. 114, Hanover, NH, 1988). Our latest assembly, the eighth Workshop, marks a few vital advances in either observational and theoretical reviews of white dwarfs. This coincides with an important enlargement within the measurement of the group lively within the box, as used to be transparent from a rise within the variety of members among this workshop (77) and that during Toulouse (46), simply years in the past. Key components of any workshop are the dialogue periods following the pa pers. despite the fact that, those are tough to checklist and, quite often, the 'live' flavour of the debates is misplaced. in this workshop we performed an scan, recording the dialogue classes on video tape after which transcribing those later for the court cases. even if the recordings have been made in non-studio stipulations with reference to lights and noise, just a very small half used to be unin telligible. All members got a chance to ascertain their questions and solutions for clinical accuracy and to right any mistakes bobbing up within the transcription process.