Interactions between Stars
My current research concentrates observational and theoretical work
on close evolved binaries. In particular I work on planetary nebulae and thier central stars,
and the hypothesis that most of them may be the result of binary interactions, rather
than, as is traditionally believed,
post-giant single star evolution.
Graduate projects (Master and PhD)
We are starting a new project to include dust into hydrodynamic simulations of the common envelope binary interaction in collaboration with Lionel Siess (Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Daniel Price (Monash University) and Mansi Kasliwal (Caltech). This is to determine the impact of dust formation on envelope dynamics and on thelight properties. We are hiring at the moment (February 2021), so send me a mail if you are interested.
Recent Meetings and Presentations
Selected past and future meetings with links to presentations:
- 2019: Keynote on Astrophysics at the limits of HPC at Supercomputing 2019, Denver, CO, USA
- 2019: Presentation on "Common envelope interaction: the problem we used to have solved" at the Flatiron Institute's Centre for Computational Astrophysics's 2019 Summer School, New York, NY, USA
- 2019: Presentation on "Common envelope interaction: between observations and simulations" at the Flatiron Institute's Centre for Computational Common Envelope Summit, New York, NY, USA
- 2018: Review on "AGB Stars in Binaries: Common Envelope Evolution" at Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars, Vienna, Austria
- 2017: The Dynamic Infrared Sky on infrared transients, Pasadena, CA, USA
- 2017: The Physics of Evolved Stars: the Effects of Binarity on the impact of binaries on stellar evolution, Nice, France (SOC)
- 2016: IAU Symposium 323 on planetary nebulae, Beijing, China (SOC)
- 2016: Binaries in Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
- 2016: Particle acceleration in novae and supernovae, New York, NY, USA
- 2016: Lorentz Workshop on planetary nebulae, Leiden, The Netherlands
- 2015: The Physics of Evolved Stars Nice, France (SOC; Meeting Summary)
- 2015: ESO Workshop on the Late stages of stellar evolution Garching (Germany) (Binaries across the mass spectrum from theory to observations)
- 2014: Characterising Planets Across the HR diagram, Cambridge, UK (SOC)
My publications can be found here.