Seminars

Wednesday Colloquium

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The Colloquium takes place every Wednesday at 11:15 AM - Warsaw Copernicus Astronomical Centre (Lecture Theatre), Bartycka 18. The Colloquium is given in English and chaired by dr Stanisław Bajtlik (bajtlik@camk.edu.pl).

29.03.2017
"Cosmic butterflies: the product of tempestuous stellar marriages"

David Jones (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)

Planetary nebulae are some of the most strikingly beautiful astrophysical phenomena known, gracing many a glossy-paged, coffee-table book and earning them the nickname "cosmic butterflies". It is now clear that a significant fraction of these objects originate from a binary evolutionary pathway, with some theories even going as far as to say that binarity may be a prerequisite for all but the most massive stars to form a planetary nebula. In this seminar, I will begin by outlining some fundamentals of close binary evolution and how they relate to the formation of planetary nebulae. I will then go on to discuss some of our most interesting results, what they can tell us about the common envelope phase of close binary evolution, and the growing connections between these systems and other binary phenomena including novae and supernovae type Ia.

 


Special seminars

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Journal Club

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Journal Club takes place on Mondays at 11:10 AM in the Barek room. The seminar is given in English and is chaired by Morgane Fortin, Bei You, and Miljenko Cemeljic.

27.03.2017
"Effective temperatures of cataclysmic-variable white dwarfs as a probe of their evolution"

Diogo Belloni (CAMK, Warsaw)


 


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The Bohdan Paczyński Memorial Colloquium

 

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GeoPlanet Seminars

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No forthcoming seminars.