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



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