KITP Program: White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe
(Oct 17 - Dec 16, 2022)
Coordinators: Boris Gaensicke, Matthias Schreiber, Ken Shen, and Silvia Toonen
Scientific Advisors: Alejandra Romero

Speakers: Please contact us about file upload for your slides.

Time Speaker Title
10/17, 9:30am All Participants Welcome: Meet & Greet
10/18, 9:30am All Participants Here's a problem[Video][CC]
10/19, 9:30am Keaton Bell
Queens College
Pulsational Outbursts from ZZ Cetis[Video][CC]
10/19, 10:00am JJ Hermes
Emerging thoughts on the new class of DAHe white dwarfs[Video][CC]
10/20, 9:45am Paula Ronco
The role of tides in the fate of Planetary Systems and White Dwarf pollution[Video][CC]
10/20, 10:15am Katelyn Breivik
Flatiron Institute
Impact of the metallicity-dependent binary fraction on predictions for LISA[Video][CC]
10/21, 9:30am All Participants Summary of results from this week[Video]
10/24, 9:30am All Participants Welcome #2: Meet & Greet[Video]
10/25, 9:30am Ilaria Caiazzo
What is the origin of the fields in magnetic white dwarfs?[Video][CC]
10/25, 10:00am Jan Van Roestel
University of Amsterdam
White dwarf-main sequence stars in short period binaries[Video][CC]
10/26, 9:30am Chris O'Connor
White-dwarf metal pollution from secular chaos[Video][CC]
10/26, 10:00am Hang Yu
Multi-messenger observations of tides in double WDs[Video][CC]
10/27, 9:45am Jim Fuller
Compact binary white dwarfs[Video][CC]
10/27, 10:15am Nicola Gentile Fusillo
T.B.D. Tackling Burdensome Data ...in Gaia DR3[Video][CC]
10/28, 9:30am All Participants Summary of results from this week[Video][CC]
10/31, 10:00am All Participants Welcome: Meet & Greet
11/01, 10:00am Paula Szkody
University of Washington
Interpreting Magnetic Gating, Superflares and Micronovae[Video][CC]
11/01, 10:30am Boris Gaensicke
University of Warwick
How well can we measure magnetic WD masses?[Video][CC]
11/02, 10:00am Philip Podsiadlowski
University of Oxford
The Spin-Down of White-Dwarf Mergers[Video][CC]
11/03, 10:00am Alex Wolszczan
Penn State
WD planets in the radio[Video][CC]
11/04, 10:00am All Participants Summary of results from this week[Video][CC]
11/04, 2:00pm Jim Fuller
Big Developments in Little Stars[Video]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
11/07, 10:00am All Participants Meet & Greet
11/08, 10:00am Ken Shen
Open questions around the D6 stars[Video][CC]
11/09, 10:00am Ashley Ruiter
UNSW Canberra
What transients can we see from Antarctica at ~2 microns?[Video][CC]
11/09, 10:30am Katie Breivik
Flatiron Institute
Discussion on code development and reproducibility[Video][CC]
11/10, 10:00am Boris Gaensicke
University of Warwick
Brief overview on planet searches around white dwarfs[Video][CC]
11/10, 10:30am Zach Vanderbosch
Transiting Planetary Debris: An Overview of Search and Characterization Efforts[Video][CC]
11/14-11/17 Conference: White Dwarfs from Physics to Astrophysics
11/18, 10:00am All Participants Summary of results from this week[Video][CC]
11/21, 10:00am All Participants Welcome: Meet & Greet
11/22, 10:00am Pablo Rodriguez Gil
Dynamical masses and oddities in CVs above the period gap[Video][CC]
11/22, 10:30am Gagik Tovmasian
The Evolution of the Optical Spectrum of V455 Andromedae throughout the 2007 Superoutburst[Video][CC]
11/23, 10:00am Ale Romero
Differences between the WD cooling models[Video][CC]
11/23, 10:30am Valeriya Korol
Univ. Birmingham
What will we learn about white dwarfs in binaries from gravitational waves?[Video][CC]
11/28, 10:00am All Participants Welcome: Meet & Greet
11/29, 10:00am Claudia Rodrigues
Optimizing models of magnetic CVs emission: how to find the best fit for a model with >10 parameters using different data sets?[Video][CC]
11/29, 10:00am Simon Blouin
Victoria Univ.
How massive are cool white dwarfs?[Video][CC]
11/30, 10:00am Matthias Schreiber
What did I do the last 7 weeks: magnetic braking, planet formation around A stars, the generation of magnetic fields in white dwarfs[Video][CC]
11/30, 11:15am Ingrid Pelisoli
Recent results on hot subdwarf stars, and why you should care[Video][CC]
12/01, 10:00am Frank Timmes
Arizona State
On chemical compositions of white dwarfs[Video][CC]
12/01, 11:15am Laura Chomiuk
Transients from the Cataclysmic Deaths of Cataclysmic Variables[Video][CC]
12/02, 10:00am All participants Summary of results from this week[Video][CC]
12/05, 10:00am All Participants Welcome: Meet & Greet
12/06, 10:00am Sunny Wong
WDs cooling in AM CVn binaries[Video]
12/06, 10:00am Tony Rodriguez
Oddballs: New windows into cataclysmic variable evolution from X-ray surveys[Video]
12/07, 10:00am Siyi Xu
Gemini North
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of White Dwarfs with Infrared Excesses[Video][CC]
12/07, 11:15am Jan van Roestel
Univ. of Amsterdam
AM CVn binaries in large scale surveys; answers and questions[Video][CC]
12/08, 10:00am Matt Caplan
Illinois State University
Separation of Neutron Rich Nuclides and the Inner Cores of White Dwarfs[Video][CC]
12/08, 11:15am Eva Villaver
Center of Astrobiology
A theoretical perspective on planets around white dwarfs[Video][CC]
12/09, 10:00am All Participants Summary of results from this week[Video][CC]
12/12, 10:00am All Participants Welcome: Meet & Greet
12/13, 10:00am Piotr Kowalski
Jülich Centre
Deciphering physics of extreme white dwarf atmospheres with high performance computing[Video][CC]
12/13, 11:15am Boris Gaensicke
Warwick Univ.
High and low - why and how?[Video][CC]
12/14, 11:15am Jay Farihi
Unpublished results from JWST and Ultracam[Embargoed]
12/14, 2:00pm Matt Caplan
Illinois State
Cratering From Relativistic Impactors: The Moon as a MACHO Dark Matter Detector[Video][CC]
12/15, 10:00am Carles Badenes
Multiplicity Statistics and White Dwarfs in Binaries[Video][CC]
12/15, 11:15am Tim Cunningham
White dwarf model atmospheres in 3D: convection, accretion and evolved planetary systems[Video][CC]
12/16, 10:00am All Participants Summary of results from this week[Slides][Video][CC]