Stellar Remnants at the Junction:
Comparing Accreting White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

May 2 – 6, 2016
Junction, Texas, USA


Meeting Vision: In recent years, it has become clear that there is much to be learned by comparing accreting stellar remnants across the scales of mass and compactness: white dwarfs, neutron stars, and stellar-mass black holes. The observational manifestations of accretion, outflows, and outbursts in these systems show many similarities, but also key differences, which shed light on the underlying physics. This meeting will investigate phenomena such as:
  • Thermonuclear runaways (i.e., novae, Type I X-ray bursts)
  • Jets and winds
  • The formation and evolution of accreting binaries
  • Accretion, with special focus on near-Eddington and very sub-Eddington rates
  • Accretion processes and regulation: disk instabilities, outbursts, and magnetic fields
We seek to maintain a laid-back schedule with plenty of time for discussion.


Full registration here!!  To request a talk, you must register by March 1.