White Dwarfs from Physics to Astrophysics

Nov 14, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022

Registration deadline is:
Oct 16, 2022.
Registration includes:
Daily refreshment breaks, lunches and two Special Events Dinners.
Registration Fee: $330
Fee Due: Oct 16, 2022
Late Registration Fee: $380
Conference begins (with registration):
Nov 14, 2022 at 08:50 am

Coordinators: Ken Shen and Alejandra Romero

Astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic all-sky surveys provide the first complete, unbiased view of the Galactic population of the most abundant type of stellar remnants: white dwarfs. This wealth of observational data provides an array of opportunities to use white dwarfs as probes of a wide range of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of stars and planets, the star formation rate of the Galaxy, and the populations of low-frequency gravitational wave sources and progenitors of thermonuclear supernovae. These applications require improved models of these electron-degenerate stars, which in turn rely on developments in the relevant input physics, including equations of state and opacities. This conference will provide a joint platform for experts in the observational and theoretical study of white dwarfs, scientists working on the underlying fundamental physics, and astronomers using white dwarfs as diagnostic tools to gain a panoramic overview of the state-of-the-art, to identify remaining limitations of the current models, and to explore novel scientific opportunities arising from the new data.


Nov 14 - 17 2022


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Theoretical Physics


(KITP) The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara


(KITP) The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara