MESA Summer School 2019

I’m in Santa Barbara, CA at the MESA Summer School. I’m lecturing on how to use MESA’s run_star_extras.f functionality.

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The Beginnings and Ends of Double White Dwarfs

I’m in Copenhagen, Denmark for a conference I organized on The Beginnings and Ends of Double White Dwarfs. I’m giving a talk entitled The Long-Lived Remnants of Massive WD Mergers.

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Ninth Meeting on Hot Subdwarfs and Related Objects

I’m in Hendaye, France for the Ninth Meeting on Hot Subdwarfs and Related Objects. I’m giving a talk entitled The Formation and Evolution of R Coronae Borealis Stars. I also presented a poster entitled Helium star donors to thermonuclear supernovae discussing work led by Sunny Wong.

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Sunny Wong wins Steck Award

Sunny Wong, an undergraduate working with me, received the Steck Family Award for the Finest Senior Thesis at UC Santa Cruz for his thesis “Evolution of Helium Star - White Dwarf Binaries Leading up to Thermonuclear Supernovae”. This work is also described in his first author paper of the same name.

Electron-Capture-Initiated Stellar Collapse

I’m in Leiden, NL at the Lorentz Center for a workshop I helped organize on Electron-Capture-Initiated Stellar Collapse.

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