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Paper: Magnetic CVs - Conference Summary
Volume: 157, Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables
Page: 425
Authors: Livio, Mario
Abstract: The works we have seen presented in the meeting provide important contributions, in my opinion, in four main areas: 1. The origin of magnetic fields in CVs; the reasons for differences between DQ Hers and AM Hers, and the differences between CVs and field white dwarfs. 2. The interaction between the accretion flow and the magnetic field at relatively large distances from the white dwarf. 3. Accretion onto magnetic poles. 4. Evolutionary considerations and system parameters. To conclude, I am most impressed with the improvements in observational and data processing and analysis techniques. I find purely theoretical developments lagging by comparison. It is very important that some of the future work will concentrate on topics that will advance our understanding of the main issues, rather than delve into details.
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