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Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, Calif.

" The theory of supernovae has reached a new level of sophistication and conviction, post Supernova 1987a. This is reflected in a collection of authoritative articles

G. Brown, editor, Physics Reports, 163(1), 1-204, 1988.

"Three recent developments in the continuing quest to identify the ‘dark matter’ making up most of the mass of...

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