Theory Group : Stellar Astrophysics : White Dwarfs
Ross Falcon, James Hermes, Mike Montgomery, Don Winget
Pulsation and seismology of white dwarf stars, nonlinear light curve modeling,
numerical and theoretical studies of convection, evolution of white dwarf stars,
constitutive physics of white dwarfs (crystallization, diffusion), Science Director
of Whole Earth Telescope.
Whole Earth Telescope, Stellar Pulsation, Asteroseismology
Theory and observation: cosmochronology; evolution of the Milky Way; late stages of stellar evolution; stellar pulsations; white dwarf stars as dark matter detectors; the Whole Earth Telescope.
Asteroseismology, Whole Earth Telescope, Stellar Pulsation
Simulated clusters for several different ages. The expanded region shows the regime
of the brighter WDs, clearly showing the subtle differences in the slopes and positions of the
WD cooling sequences relative to the MS for clusters of different ages. This makes it possible
to extract age information without observing the faintest WDs.
New Techniques to Determine Ages of Open Clusters Using