ProjecteROSTEP_P3b – Die Entwicklung von Kataklysmischen Variablen und ihr Beitrag zur Galactic ridge- Röntgenemission

Basic data

Acronym:
eROSTEP_P3b
Title:
Die Entwicklung von Kataklysmischen Variablen und ihr Beitrag zur Galactic ridge- Röntgenemission
Duration:
11/1/2021 to 10/31/2024
Abstract / short description:
Cataclysmic variables (CVs) are the most numerous compact binaries in the X-ray sky. Yet their space density and luminosity function, hence their contribution to the total energy output of the Milky Way at high energies is virtually unknown. This situation will be fundamentally changed with eROSITA. Since all types of CVs are X-ray emitters, large volume-limited samples will be constructed for the first time. Based on these we will test current population synthesis models which predict abundant low-luminosity objects. We will quantify the incidence of magnetism on CV evolution.
Keywords:
cataclysmic variables
X-ray emission

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAAT)
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAAT)
Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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