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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 August 2010

José Franco
Affiliation:
Tonantzintla, Puebla.
Alberto Carramiñana
Affiliation:
Tonantzintla, Puebla.
Jose Franco
Affiliation:
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Alberto Carraminana
Affiliation:
Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Tonantzintla, Mexico
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Interstellar Turbulence, the second conference organized by the Guillermo Haro International Program on Advanced A strophysical Research, was an excellent forum to review and discuss one of the most intriguing features of cosmic and terrestrial fluids. Turbulence is universal and mysterious, and remains one of the major unsolved problems in physics and astrophysics. It is present in all terrestrial and astrophysical environments: close to our telescopes, it blurs and distorts our view of the skies, and in the interstellar and intergalactic media, somehow, it creates fluctuations and redistributes angular momentum, leading to star formation and large scale structure.

The Guillermo Haro Program was created in 1995 at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica (INAOE), and is named in honor of its founder, the remarkable astronomer-lawyer Guillermo Haro. This second conference was aimed at revising our conceptions on the properties of turbulence, and at summarizing the present status in observational, theoretical, and computational research in interstellar turbulence. It was held in Puebla, México, at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, during the week of January 12th to 16th, 1998. There were 130 participants, from four continents, and a large fraction of them were very young scientists. The program covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from atmospheric and interstellar turbulent flows, to magnetic fields and cosmic ray transportation, and energy dissipation, fragmentation and star formation.

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Print publication year: 1999

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  • Preface
  • Edited by Jose Franco, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Alberto Carraminana, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Tonantzintla, Mexico
  • Book: Interstellar Turbulence
  • Online publication: 04 August 2010
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511564666.001
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  • Preface
  • Edited by Jose Franco, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Alberto Carraminana, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Tonantzintla, Mexico
  • Book: Interstellar Turbulence
  • Online publication: 04 August 2010
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511564666.001
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  • Preface
  • Edited by Jose Franco, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Alberto Carraminana, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Tonantzintla, Mexico
  • Book: Interstellar Turbulence
  • Online publication: 04 August 2010
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511564666.001
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