Variability of Stellar Sources

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Institute of Astronomy


My project is focused on the variability of stellar sources. I am currently using the GAIA DR1 and 2MASS data sets to search for eruptive variables, specifically FU Orionis. In conjunction I am also using UKIRT photometric data in the J, H and K bands of white dwarfs which was taken over multiple epochs to search for infrared variability around the white dwarfs. This could help to identify how 30% of white dwarfs become polluted with metals. Long term, I will continue to search for and try to understand the variability of white dwarfs in both optical and near-infrared wavelengths.


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Farihi J. (2018) Dust production and depletion in evolved planetary systems in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Xu Siyi (2018) Infrared Variability of Two Dusty White Dwarfs in The Astrophysical Journal

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N503988/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2020
1791656 Studentship ST/N503988/1 01/10/2016 03/11/2020 Laura Rogers