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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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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: 13 Apr 2022 15:16
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9501
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