Black Holes in Binaries and Galactic Nuclei

Scientific Programme

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Preparing your contribution:

The files 1readme.PDF (pdf format) and 1readme.doc (MS Word format) contain detailed instructions for authors.
The file author.tex contains a sample contribution, which can be used as a template for your own text. The files author.dvi and are the .dvi and .ps files generated by running LaTeX and dvips on author.tex, and the file figure.eps is a sample figure.

If you include your own LATEX command definitions, please keep these to an absolute minimum, and do not change the macros.

Figures should be provided as PostScript files and should if possible be incorporated in your contribution using a package such as the "graphicx" package used in the demo file author.tex.

Colour illustrations:

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Page limits:

The following PAGE LIMITS have been allocated

  • Invited review paper (R): 10 pages.
  • Invited paper (I): 6 pages.
  • Oral contributed paper (C): 4 pages.
  • Poster paper (P): 2 pages.

Submitting your contribution:

Please e-mail the LaTeX source file of your contribution, and PostScript files of any figures, to
In addition, a paper copy of your contribution, including all figures and tables etc., should be sent to the address below.

Ms. P. Bristow
ESO - BlackHoles99
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2
D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany

The absolute deadline for receipt of manuscripts is 15 November, 1999.

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