Symbiotic stars in the Milky Way and beyond

Location: 
RW James 2.19
Date: 
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:00 - 16:00
Speaker: 
Joanna Mikolajewska

Symbiotic stars are long-period strongly interacting binaries in which the first-formed white dwarf accretes material from a red giant companion. Their study is essential to understand the evolution and interaction of detached and semi-detached binaries involving RGB and AGB stars. I will present some recent results of my research on these interesting binaries, including highlights of the ongoing search for symbiotic stars in the Local Group of Galaxies.