Title: Evolution of Compact Binaries
Volume: 447 Year: 2011 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: L. Schmidtobreick, M. Schreiber, C. Tappert
Viña del Mar, Chile
6–11 March 2011
The aim of this international workshop was to bring together astronomers
from different communities to concentrate on the specfic topic of compactbinary
evolution, which during the last few years has evolved to be one of the
most active areas of research within the various compact binary communities.
The classification of a compact binary system is generally defined by the nature
of the compact component (white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole) and the
evolutionary state of the secondary star (dwarf, giant or supergiant). The many
possible combinations make for a variety of dierent avours, most of which
have a whole community of astronomers researching them. Still, the evolution
of all these different objects is driven by a common mechanism: angular
momentum loss. The understanding of this physical phenomenon was one of
the main objectives for this workshop.
The sessions followed the chronological time-line of binary evolution and
(1) Introduction to Compact Binaries
(2) Formation of Close Binaries
(3) Common Envelope Physics
(4) The Post Common Envelope Phase
(5) The Contact Phase
(6) Graveyard or Boom
(7) Instruments, Telescopes, and Tools
The workshop was jointly organised by the European Southern Observatory
and the Universidad de Valparaíso. The program consisted of 11 invited review
talks, 42 contributed talks, and 10 poster presentations, most of which are
included in this proceedings volume. In total, 68 participants contributed to
the many fruitful discussions and the success of this workshop.
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Front Matter   
Front Matter L. Schmidtobreick, M. Schreiber, C. Tapp
Conference Photos 1 Schmidtobreick, Schreiber, Tappert
Part I. Introduction to Compact Binaries   
The Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables 3 Knigge, C.
LMXBs: An Overview 19 Charles, P.
Nature, Formation, and Evolution of High Mass X-Ray Binaries 29 Chaty, S.
Part II. Close Binary Formation   
The Formation of Close Binaries 47 Kratter, K. M.
Formation of Compact Binaries in Destabilised Evolved Triples 61 Perets, H. B.; Kratter, K. M.
Most High-Mass Stars are Born as Twins 67 Chini, R.; Nasseri, A.; Hoffmeister, V. H.; Buda, L.-S.; Barr, A.
Multiplicity of Southern B Stars: Preliminary Results 73 Hoffmeister, V. H.; Nasseri, A.; Chini, R.
An Investigation on Close Binaries in the Sco-Cen Complex 75 Nitschelm, C.; David, M.
How did Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars form? 81 Abate, C.; Pols, O. R.; Izzard, R. G.; Mohamed, S.; de Mink, S. E.
The η-Muscae Multiple System 87 Nitschelm, C.; Hensberge, H.; Landin, N.; Bakiş, V.; David, M.
Part III. The Common Envelope Phase   
Common Envelope: The Progress and the Pitfalls 91 Ivanova, N.
Simulations of the Common Envelope Interaction Between a Red Giant Branch Star and Low-Mass Companions 107 Passy, J.-C.; De Marco, O.; Fryer, C. L.; Herwig, F.; Diehl, S.; Oishi, J. S.; Mac Low, M.-M.; Bryan, G. L.; Rockefeller, G.
Post-Common-Envelope Binaries from SDSS: Constraining the Common-Envelope Efficiency 113 Zorotovic, M.; Schreiber, M. R.; Gänsicke, B. T.
Is the Common Envelope Ejection Efficiency a Function of the Binary Parameters? 115 Davis, P. J.; Kolb, U.; Knigge, C..
The Effect of Common Envelope Evolution on the Formation of High Mass X-Ray Binaries 121 Linden, T.; Kalogera, V.; Sepinsky, J.; Prestwich, A.; Zezas, A.; Gallagher, J.
On The Formation of Double White Dwarfs: Reevaluating How We Parametrise the Common Envelope Phase 127 Woods, T. E.; Ivanova, N.; van der Sluys, M.; Chaichenets, S.
Astrometric Search for Wide Compact Binaries 133 Conrad, C.; Scholz, R.-D.; Schwope, A. D.; Schnurr, O.
Part IV. The Post Common Envelope Phase   
Magnetic Braking in Convective Stars 143 Hussain, G. A. J.
When Asymmetric Cosmic Bubbles Betray a Difficult Marriage: the Study of Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae 159 Boffin, H. M. J.; Miszalski, B.
Spatio-Kinematic Modelling: Testing the Link between Planetary Nebulae and Close Binaries 165 Jones, D.; Tyndall, A. A.; Huckvale, L.; Prouse, B.; Lloyd, M.
Hot Subdwarf Stars as Tracers of Binary Stellar Evolution 171 Østensen, R. H.; Van Winckel, H.
The SDSS White-Dwarf-M-Star Library 177 Heller, R.; Schwope, A. D.; Østensen, R. H.
The Primary Mass Distribution of PCEBs 183 Rebassa-Mansergas, A.; Schreiber, M. R.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Nebot Gómez-Morán, A.; Girven, J.
The Orbital Period Distribution of Post Common Envelope Binaries 187 Nebot Gómez-Morán, A.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Schreiber, M. R.; Schwope, A. D.
Population Synthesis of Post-Common Envelope White-Dwarf-Main-Sequence Binaries in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 193 Torres, S.; Camacho, J.; Rebassa-Mansergas, A.; Zorotovic, M.; Schreiber, M. R.; García-Berro, E.
Emission Line Profiles in Post-Common-Envelope Binaries 195 Tappert, C.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Rebassa-Mansergas, A.; Schmidtobreick, L.; Schreiber, M. R.
Is there an Extrasolar Planet in the Triple Pre-Cataclysmic System V471 Tau? 197 Hric, L.; Kundra, E.
Part V. The Contact Phase   
Faint CVs in the SDSS Footprint 203 Breedt, E.; Gänsicke, B. T.
Moderate Resolution NIR Spectra and Modelling the Secondary Stars of Cataclysmic Variables 209 Hamilton, R. T.; Harrison, T. E.
Old Novae: When New Becomes Old* 215 Ederoclite, A.; Tappert, C.; Schmidtobreick, L.; Vogt, N.
DIRTY Novae: Modelling Dust Formation in Classical Novae 221 Bornak, J.; Harrison, T. E.; Gordon, K. D.
A Classical Nova Explosion in a Binary System with B[e] Star 227 Filippova, E.; Revnivtsev, M.; Lutovinov, A.
Multiwavelength Modelling the SED of Symbiotic X-Ray Binaries 233 Skopal, A.
Creation of Neutral Disks During Outbursts of Symbiotic Binaries 239 Cariková, Z.; Skopal, A.
A PIONIER and Incisive Look at the Interacting Binary SS Lep 245 Blind, N.; Boffin, H. M. J.; Berger, J.-P.; Lebouquin, J.-B.; Mérand, A.
Warping of Be Star Decretion Discs in X-Ray Binaries 251 Martin, R. G.; Pringle, J. E.; Tout, C. A.; Lubow, S. H.
On the Dynamics of 4U 1820-30; Resonant Trapping and Tidal Dissipation Rate of the White Dwarf Secondary 257 Prodan, S.; Murray, N.
Optical Spectroscopy of AU Mon 263 Barría, D.; Mennickent, R. E.
Distribution of High Mass X-Ray Binaries in the Milky Way 265 Coleiro, A.; Chaty, S.
An Evolutionary Model for the Massive Black Hole X-Ray Binary M33 X-7. 271 Valsecchi, F.; Glebbeek, E.; Farr, W. M.; Fragos, T.; Willems, B.; Orosz, J. A.; Liu, J.; Kalogera, V.
The Effects of System Interactions to the Natural Evolution of U Gem within the Context of X-Ray Data Analysis 277 Altan, M.; Ayyildiz, O.; Hamza, C.; Utku Kartal, S.; Turker Özkan, M.
Natural Evolution of SS Cyg Based on an X-Ray Data Analysis at Very Short Periods 279 Ayyildiz, O.; Altan, M.; Utku Kartal, S.; Hamza, C.; Turker Özkan, M.
Part VI. Graveyard or Boom   
Five and a Half Roads to Form a Millisecond Pulsar 285 Tauris, T. M.
Type Ia Supernovae as Final Stage of Binary Evolution 303 Röpke, F. K.; Fink, M.; Pakmor, R.; Kromer, M.; Sim, S. A.; Seitenzahl, I. R.; Ciaraldi-Schoolmann, F.; Hillebrandt, W.
U Sco in the Context of SN Ia Progenitors 311 Mason, E.
Part VI. Instruments, Telescopes, and Tools   
Gravitational Waves from Compact Binaries 317 van der Sluys, M.
Compact Binaries at High Angular Resolution: The Potential of Long Baseline Interferometry. 333 Berger, J.-P.
BINSTAR : A New Binary Stellar-Evolution Code 339 Siess, L.; Izzard, R. G.; Davis, P. J.; Deschamps, R.
Back Matter   
Author Index 345 Schmidtobreick, Schreiber, Tappert
Back Matter 347