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Untangling the White Dwarf Luminosity Functions

Lam, MC (2017) Untangling the White Dwarf Luminosity Functions. In: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series , 509. pp. 25-28. (20th European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EuroWD16), 25-29th July 2016, Warwick, UK).

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Abstract

The inversion of the white dwarf luminosity function provides an independent way to prove the past star formation history of the Milky Way independent of any cosmological models. In Rowell & Hambly (2011), the effective volume method uses the average properties of all the objects in a given bin, so a significant amount of information is lost in the early stage of the analysis, in this work, I explore the possibility of assigning objects individually in a probabilistic way using the generalised Schmidt density estimator (1/Vmax).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.GA; astro-ph.GA
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: ASP
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 11:03
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 11:03
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9501

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