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Keith Inight

About me

I am a postdoc Honorary Research Fellow in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick. My supervisor is Boris Gänsicke. I developed an interest in astrophysics following a career in the IT services sector latterly focused on data centre strategy. Following retirement I completed an Open University course in astronomy and then an MSc in astrophysics with Liverpool John Moores University. For my MSc project I completed a number of observations of previously unconfirmed cataclysmic variables using the Liverpool Telescope. I obtained my PhD from Warwick in 2023. I live in Derbyshire and enjoy hiking and foreign travel.

Research interests

I am interested in all aspects of close binaries including cataclysmic variables and double white dwarfs. So far I have been building up distance-limited catalogs of these species with the intention of using these to calibrate evolutionary models. I am interested in projects such as SDSS-V, DESI and WEAVE which will hopefully yield the spectroscopy needed to identify relevant close binaries.

I am interested in the application of machine learning to target selection.

I have been modelling the winds from nova-likes using the PYTHON (a model not the language).



Cataclysmic Variables from Sloan Digital Sky Survey - V. The search for period bouncers continuesLink opens in a new window

Inight, K.; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Schwope, A. and 25 more, 2023MNRAS.525.3597I

 A catalogue of cataclysmic variables from 20 yr of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with new classifications, periods, trends, and odditiesLink opens in a new window

Inight, Keith; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Breedt, Elmé and 7 more, 2023MNRAS.524.4867I2023

 DAHe white dwarfs from the DESI SurveyLink opens in a new window

Manser, Christopher J.; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Inight, Keith and 16 more, 2023MNRAS.521.4976M2023

 The White Dwarf Binary Survey (WDB)Link opens in a new window

Toloza, O.; Rebassa-Mansergas, A.; Raddi, R. and 30 more, 2023Msngr.190....4T2023

 ASAS J071404+7004.3 - a close, bright nova-like cataclysmic variable with gusty windsLink opens in a new window

Inight, K.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Blondel, D. and 11 more, 2022MNRAS.510.3605I2022

 A 99 minute Double-lined White Dwarf Binary from SDSS-VLink opens in a new window

Chandra, Vedant; Hwang, Hsiang-Chih; Zakamska, Nadia L. and 12 more, 2021ApJ...921..160C2021

 Towards a volumetric census of close white dwarf binaries - I. Reference samplesLink opens in a new window

Inight, K.; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Breedt, E. and 3 more, 2021MNRAS.504.2420I2021

Bulk abundances of the planetary material in a nearby bright gaseous disk around a white dwarfLink opens in a new window

Gaensicke, Boris T.; Inight, Keith; Schreiber, Matthias R. and 1 more, 2021hst..prop16502G2021

Single magnetic white dwarfs with Balmer emission lines: a small class with consistent physical characteristics as possible signposts for close-in planetary companionsLink opens in a new window

Gänsicke, Boris T.; Rodríguez-Gil, Pablo; Gentile Fusillo, Nicola P. and 4 more, 2020MNRAS.499.2564G2020/12

Identification of Gaia17bms as an Eclipsing Cataclysmic VariableLink opens in a new window

Inight, K. P.; Copperwheat, C. M, 2019RNAAS...3..120I2019/08

Spectroscopic Observations of Nine Candidate Cataclysmic Variables with the Liverpool TelescopeLink opens in a new window

Inight, K. P.; Copperwheat, C. M., 2018RNAAS...2..222I2018/12

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    Keith Inight,
    Department of Physics,
    University of Warwick,
    Coventry CV4 7AL

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