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Physics & Astronomy Seminar: On the Formation of AM CVn Stars

January 31 @ 3:30 pm

Joshua Aiken, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy Bishop’s University AM CVn stars are a type of ultra-short period binary system (with orbital periods as low as 5 minutes) with a white dwarf accreting helium from a hydrogen-depleted donor star. Due to these very short periods, AM CVn stars are an excellent source of low-frequency gravitational … Continue reading Physics & Astronomy Seminar: On the Formation of AM CVn Stars

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