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White Dwarf Atmospheres and Circumstellar Environments / Edition 1

White Dwarf Atmospheres and Circumstellar Environments / Edition 1

by Donald W. Hoard
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ISBN-13: 9783527410316
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

D. W. Hoard, after earning his Ph.D. at the University of Washington, worked at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, the southern hemisphere branch of the United States? National Optical Astronomy Observatory. In 2002, he joined NASA's Spitzer Science Center, part of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the California Institute of Technology. He is an IPAC Research Scientist and, among other activities, a member of the Spitzer Space Telescope Science User Support Team. His research focuses on white dwarfs and their environments. He has published more than 80 reviewed papers in refereed journals.

Table of Contents

1. Hot White Dwarfs
2. Cool White Dwarfs
3. Stars with Unusual Compositions: Carbon and Oxygen in Cool White Dwarfs
4. Planets orbiting White Dwarfs
5. White Dwarf Circumstellar Disks: Observations
6. The Origin and Evolution of White Dwarf Dust Disks
7. Planetary Nebulae around White Dwarfs: Revelations from the Infrared

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