Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Dr. Jean Dupuis, Canadian Space Agency

Friday, May 9, 2014
3:30pm-5:00pm
Wilder 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Title:  "Metal Abundances in White Dwarfs Atmospheres and What We Have Learned From FUSE."

Abstract: I will present a summary of some of the work I have done with my collaborators concerning the abundance of metals in the atmospheres of white dwarfs principally from the use the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite. I will focus on lower effective temperature objects that are believed to accrete from possible dusty disks. I will also described some improvements we have made in the modeling of these dusty disks. I will also give an overview of the space astronomy activities at the Canadian Space Agency.

For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning
603-646-2854

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.