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Boris Gänsicke

I am a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick. My research is largely focused on the study of white dwarfs, the burnt-out cores of stars with initial masses <10Msun. I am particularly interested in the evolution of compact white dwarf binaries, observational population studies of single and binary white dwarfs, the evolution of planetary systems beyond the main sequence, stellar atmospheres, ultraviolet astronomy, and large-scale astronomical surveys. I am leading spectroscopic surveys of white dwarfs within DESI, WEAVE, and SDSS-V, which will begin taking data in 2020. Over the next five years, these facilities will increase the number of spectroscopically confirmed white dwarfs by an order of magnitude. This large sample will enabling extremely detailed statistical studies as well as identifying intrinsically rare stars that represent either extremes in physical parameter space, or very short-lived evolutionary phases.


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Teaching: PX387

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Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL
UK

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Office: PS008
Tel:+44 (0)2476574741
Fax:+44 (0)2476692016

E-Mail:boris.gaensicke
(at)warwick.ac.uk

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