Stellar structure and compact objects before 1940: Towards relativistic astrophysics

@article{Bonolis2017StellarSA,
  title={Stellar structure and compact objects before 1940: Towards relativistic astrophysics},
  author={Luisa Bonolis},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
  year={2017},
  volume={42},
  pages={311-393}
}
  • L. Bonolis
  • Published 29 March 2017
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal H
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