Stephen Justham’s textbook on Common Envelope Evolution is out

22 Nov

Group member Prof. Stephen Justham coauthored this new textbook on what is without question the least understood type of binary interaction: the common envelope phase. During this phase stars temporarily share the same outer layers. This phase is essential for a wide variety of astrophysical phenomena: including cataclysmic variables, X-ray binaries, progenitors for type Ia supernovae, and gravitational-wave mergers. Read the introductory chapter here for free:

By Natasha Ivanova, Stephen Justham and Paul Ricker. Online ISBN: 978-0-7503-1563-0 • Print ISBN: 978-0-7503-1561-6