Research

Theory Group

Cosmology

Cosmic Reionization

Early Universe

First Stars & Galaxies

Fundamental Physics

Structure Formation

Extragalactic Astrophysics

Active Galactic Nuclei

Clusters of Galaxies

Theoretical & Computational Astrophysics

Galactic Evolution

ISM and Star Formation

Milky Way Evolution

Planetary Sciences

Astrobiology

Planet Formation

Stellar Astrophysics

Asteroseismology

Gamma-ray Bursts

Neutron Stars & Magnetars

Supernovae

White Dwarfs

Theory Group : Stellar Astrophysics : White Dwarfs

Ross Falcon, Mike Montgomery, Don Winget


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Mike Montgomery  

Research Scientist

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Research Interests

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.

Group Areas

Stars, Compact Objects, Stellar Pulsation, Whole Earth Telescope, Theory, Asteroseismology, White Dwarfs


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Don Winget  

Professor

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Research Interests

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.

Group Areas

Stars, Compact Objects, Stellar Pulsation, Whole Earth Telescope, Theory, Asteroseismology, White Dwarfs


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Ross Falcon  

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Stars, White Dwarfs

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.

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New Techniques to Determine Ages of Open Clusters Using White Dwarfs astro-ph