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.

Date

Nov 14 - 17 2022

Time

Pacific Standard Time
All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 14 - 17 2022
  • Time: All Day

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Domain

Astrophysics,
Theoretical Physics

Location

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

Organizer

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