Any life identified on planets orbiting white dwarf stars almost certainly evolved after the star’s death, says a new study led by the University of Warwick that reveals the consequences of the intense and furious stellar winds that will batter a planet as its star is dying.
University of Warwick student awarded grant from innovative Institute of Physics Research-scholarships fund
Vanessa Emeka-Okafor, who will be joining the University of Warwick as a PhD student, has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious grants from the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund.
A dynamo mechanism could explain the incredibly strong magnetic fields in white dwarf stars according to an international team of scientists, including a University of Warwick astronomer.
Search for planetary remains and new mathematical concepts at University of Warwick receive over €4 million European research funding
Scientists at the University of Warwick are to benefit from a total of over €4 million funding to support new projects that will aim to find and analyse the remains of planets around nearby dead stars, and to find new ways of incorporating the ideas of combinatorics into different areas of mathematics.