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Evolution of white dwarfs with 3D model atmospheres

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Project "WD3D" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Kirby Corner Road - University House
postcode: CV4 8UW

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙454˙650 €
 EC max contribution 1˙454˙650 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2021-05-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK (COVENTRY) coordinator 1˙454˙650.00


 Project objective

The vast majority of stars will become white dwarfs at the end of the stellar life cycle. These remnants are precise cosmic clocks owing to their well constrained cooling rates. They provide one of the most sensitive tests of when baryonic structure formation began in the Universe. These compact matter laboratories also unravel the mass-loss in the post-main-sequence evolution and establish critical constraints for galactic evolution models. I will design a robust theoretical framework to shed new light on the interior structure of white dwarfs, associate them with their progenitor stars, and enhance their potential as probes of fundamental astrophysical relations. I have recently computed the first 3D simulations of pure-hydrogen white dwarf atmospheres including full radiation-hydrodynamics. These improved calculations demonstrate that the widely used 1D model atmospheres are unable to correctly solve the thermodynamic stratification of convective layers, and therefore lead to incorrect masses and cooling ages. My ambitious goal is to expand the 3D simulations to stellar remnants of all atmospheric compositions and connect these surface calculations to interior structure models. The project is timely since my improved theoretical tools will be essential to analyse the forthcoming Gaia sample, where the number of known white dwarfs is expected to increase by a factor of ten. I will use my theoretical framework with Gaia data, supplemented by other surveys and dedicated follow-up observations, to extract an unprecedented wealth of information from white dwarfs. I will set the standards for the star formation history and initial mass function in the Milky Way, as well as constrain the fundamental mass-radius relation for white dwarfs. I will also study evolved planetary systems that are currently being accreted in the convection zone of their white dwarf hosts, providing direct and unique insight into the bulk composition of exo-terrestrial material.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 N. P. Gentile Fusillo, P.-E. Tremblay, S. Jordan, B. T. Gänsicke, J. S. Kalirai, J. Cummings
Can magnetic fields suppress convection in the atmosphere of cool white dwarfs? A case study on WD2105−820
published pages: 3693-3699, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2584
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 473/3 2019-06-19
2017 S. G. Parsons, J. J. Hermes, T. R. Marsh, B. T. Gänsicke, P.-E. Tremblay, S. P. Littlefair, D. I. Sahman, R. P. Ashley, M. Green, S. Rattanasoon, V. S. Dhillon, M. R. Burleigh, S. L. Casewell, D. A. H. Buckley, I. P. Braker, P. Irawati, E. Dennihy, P. Rodríguez-Gil, D. E. Winget, K. I. Winget, Keaton J. Bell, Mukremin Kilic
Two white dwarfs in ultrashort binaries with detached, eclipsing, likely sub-stellar companions detected by K2
published pages: 976-986, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1610
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 471/1 2019-06-19
2017 E. Breedt, D. Steeghs, T. R. Marsh, N. P. Gentile Fusillo, P.-E. Tremblay, M. Green, S. De Pasquale, J. J. Hermes, B. T. Gänsicke, S. G. Parsons, M. C. P. Bours, P. Longa-Peña, A. Rebassa-Mansergas
Using large spectroscopic surveys to test the double degenerate model for Type Ia supernovae
published pages: 2910-2922, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx430
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 468/3 2019-06-19
2017 J. J. Hermes, Steven D. Kawaler, A. D. Romero, S. O. Kepler, P.-E. Tremblay, Keaton J. Bell, B. H. Dunlap, M. H. Montgomery, B. T. Gänsicke, J. C. Clemens, E. Dennihy, S. Redfield
Evidence from K2 for Rapid Rotation in the Descendant of an Intermediate-mass Star
published pages: L2, ISSN: 2041-8213, DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa6ffc
The Astrophysical Journal 841/1 2019-06-19
2016 P.-E. Tremblay, N. Gentile-Fusillo, R. Raddi, S. Jordan, C. Besson, B. T. Gänsicke, S. G. Parsons, D. Koester, T. Marsh, R. Bohlin, J. Kalirai, S. Deustua
The Gaia DR1 mass–radius relation for white dwarfs
published pages: 2849-2861, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2854
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 465/3 2019-06-19
2017 J. J. Hermes, B. T. Gänsicke, Steven D. Kawaler, S. Greiss, P.-E. Tremblay, N. P. Gentile Fusillo, R. Raddi, S. M. Fanale, Keaton J. Bell, E. Dennihy, J. T. Fuchs, B. H. Dunlap, J. C. Clemens, M. H. Montgomery, D. E. Winget, P. Chote, T. R. Marsh, S. Redfield
White Dwarf Rotation as a Function of Mass and a Dichotomy of Mode Line Widths: Kepler Observations of 27 Pulsating DA White Dwarfs through K2 Campaign 8
published pages: 23, ISSN: 1538-4365, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/aa8bb5
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 232/2 2019-06-19
2019 Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, Gilles Fontaine, Nicola Pietro Gentile Fusillo, Bart H. Dunlap, Boris T. Gänsicke, Mark A. Hollands, J. J. Hermes, Thomas R. Marsh, Elena Cukanovaite, Tim Cunningham
Core crystallization and pile-up in the cooling sequence of evolving white dwarfs
published pages: 202-205, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0791-x
Nature 565/7738 2019-08-05
2015 C. Chiappini, I. Minchev, E. Starkenburg, F. Anders, N. Gentile Fusillo, O. Gerhard, G. Guiglion, A. Khalatyan, G. Kordopatis, B. Lemasle, G. Matijevic, A.B. de Andrade Queiroz, A. Schwope, M. Steinmetz, J. Storm, G. Traven, P.-E. Tremblay, M. Valentini, R. Andrae, A. Arentsen, M. Asplund, T. Bensby, M. Bergemann, L. Casagrande, R. Church, G. Cescutti, S. Feltzing, M. Fouesneau, E.K. Grebel, M. Ko
4MOST Consortium Survey 3: Milky Way Disc and Bulge Low-Resolution Survey (4MIDABLE-LR)
published pages: 30-34, ISSN: , DOI: 10.18727/0722-6691/5122
The Messenger 175 2019-08-05
2019 Dimitri Veras, Michael Efroimsky, Valeri V Makarov, Gwenaël Boué, Vera Wolthoff, Sabine Reffert, Andreas Quirrenbach, Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, Boris T Gänsicke
Orbital relaxation and excitation of planets tidally interacting with white dwarfs
published pages: 3831-3848, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz965
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 486/3 2019-08-05
2017 R. Raddi, N. P. Gentile Fusillo, A. F. Pala, J. J. Hermes, B. T. Gänsicke, P. Chote, M. A. Hollands, A. Henden, S. Catalán, S. Geier, D. Koester, U. Munari, R. Napiwotzki, P.-E. Tremblay
Multiband photometry and spectroscopy of an all-sky sample of bright white dwarfs
published pages: 4173-4192, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2243
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 472/4 2019-04-18
2018 M Perpinyà-Vallès, A Rebassa-Mansergas, B T Gänsicke, S Toonen, J J Hermes, N P Gentile Fusillo, P-E Tremblay
Discovery of the first resolved triple white dwarf
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3149
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2019-04-18
2018 P-E Tremblay, E Cukanovaite, N P Gentile Fusillo, T Cunningham, M A Hollands
Fundamental parameter accuracy of DA and DB white dwarfs in Gaia Data Release 2
published pages: 5222-5232, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3067
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 482/4 2019-04-18
2018 Paula Izquierdo, Pablo Rodríguez-Gil, Boris T Gänsicke, Alexander J Mustill, Odette Toloza, Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, Mark Wyatt, Paul Chote, Siegfried Eggl, Jay Farihi, Detlev Koester, Wladimir Lyra, Christopher J Manser, Thomas R Marsh, Enric Pallé, Roberto Raddi, Dimitri Veras, Eva Villaver, Simon Portegies Zwart
Fast spectrophotometry of WD 1145+017
published pages: 703-714, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2315
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 481/1 2019-04-18
2017 Alysa Obertas, Ilaria Caiazzo, Jeremy Heyl, Harvey Richer, Jason Kalirai, Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay
The onset of convective coupling and freezing in the white dwarfs of 47 Tucanae
published pages: 677-682, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2759
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 474/1 2019-04-18
2017 Adam F. Kowalski, Joel C. Allred, Han Uitenbroek, Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, Stephen Brown, Mats Carlsson, Rachel A. Osten, John P. Wisniewski, Suzanne L. Hawley
Hydrogen Balmer Line Broadening in Solar and Stellar Flares
published pages: 125, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa603e
The Astrophysical Journal 837/2 2019-04-18
2018 Nicola Pietro Gentile Fusillo, Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, Boris T Gänsicke, Christopher J Manser, Tim Cunningham, Elena Cukanovaite, Mark Hollands, Thomas Marsh, Roberto Raddi, Stefan Jordan, Silvia Toonen, Stephan Geier, Martin Barstow, Jeffrey D Cummings
A Gaia Data Release 2 catalogue of white dwarfs and a comparison with SDSS
published pages: 4570-4591, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3016
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 482/4 2019-04-18
2018 M A Hollands, P-E Tremblay, B T Gänsicke, N P Gentile-Fusillo, S Toonen
The Gaia 20 pc white dwarf sample
published pages: 3942-3961, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2057
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 480/3 2019-04-18
2018 E Cukanovaite, P-E Tremblay, B Freytag, H-G Ludwig, P Bergeron
Pure-helium 3D model atmospheres of white dwarfs
published pages: 1522-1537, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2383
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 481/2 2019-04-18
2018 Jeffrey D. Cummings, Jason S. Kalirai, P.-E. Tremblay, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Jieun Choi
The White Dwarf Initial–Final Mass Relation for Progenitor Stars from 0.85 to 7.5 M ⊙
published pages: 21, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aadfd6
The Astrophysical Journal 866/1 2019-04-18
2017 Keaton J. Bell, J. J. Hermes, Z. Vanderbosch, M. H. Montgomery, D. E. Winget, E. Dennihy, J. T. Fuchs, P.-E. Tremblay
Destroying Aliases from the Ground and Space: Super-Nyquist ZZ Cetis in K2 Long Cadence Data
published pages: 24, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa9702
The Astrophysical Journal 851/1 2019-04-18

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