El Grup d' Astronomía i Astrofísica de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) reuneix a un nombre reduit de persones interessades en una àmplia gama de temes de la Astronomía moderna. La història del grup va començar l'any 1995, just desprès de que alguns astrofísics perteneixents a dos departaments de física diferents (el departament de Física Aplicada, i el de Física i Enginyería Nuclear.) ajuntaran esforços per tal de crear un grup d'investigació competitiu en ciències de l'espai dins de la UPC. En la actualitat el GAA compta amb 7 investigadors permanents, a més de 6 estudiants doctorats i 11 estudiants postgraduats buscant aconseguir el seu doctorat. L'àrea principal d'actividad de la investigació del GAA pot ser classificada com Astrofísica Teórica. El tema és molt ampli, incloent-hi simulacions de computadora de les últimes etapes de la evolució estelar (l'enfriamient de les nanes blanques, AGBs, explosions de novas i supernovas, explosions de raigs X i física dels objectes compactes), estructura y dinàmica dels jets relacionats amb el PN i els objectes de l'Herbig-Haro i Cosmología. Alguns membres també estàn interessats en altres areas, incloent-hi estudis del comportament cinemàtic de estrelles en la vecindad Solar així com el diseny de la instrumentació que serà utilitzada per els satèlits científics.

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  • The supersoft X-ray source in V5116 Sagittarii: I. the high resolution spectra 

    Sala Cladellas, Glòria; Ness, Jan-Uwe; Hernanz Carbó, Margarita; Greiner, Jochen (EDP Sciences, 2017-05-22)
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    Context. Classical nova explosions occur on the surface of an accreting white dwarf in a binary system. After ejection of a fraction of the envelope and when the expanding shell becomes optically thin to X-rays, a bright ...
  • Measurement of key resonance states for the 40P(p,g)31S reaction rate, and the production of intermediate-mass elements in nova explosions 

    Kankainen, A; Woods, P.J.; Schatz, H.; Poxon-Pearson, T; Doherty, D.T.; Bader, V.; Baugher, T.; Bazin, D.; Brown, B.A.; Browne, J.; Estrade, A.; Gade, A.; José Pont, Jordi; Kontos, A.; Langer, C.; Lotay, G.; Meisel, Z.; Montes, F.; Noji, S.; Nunes, F.; Perdikakis, G.; Pereira, J.; Recchia, F.; Redpath, T.; Stroberg, R.; Scott, M.; Seweryniak, D.; Stevens, J.; Weisshaar, D.; Wimmer, K.; Zegers, R. (Elsevier, 2017-05-17)
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    We report the first experimental constraints on spectroscopic factors and strengths of key resonances in the 30P(p, γ)31Sreaction critical for determining the production of intermediate-mass elements up to Ca in nova ejecta. ...
  • A Parameterized multi-step Newton method for solving systems of nonlinear equations 

    Ahmad, Fayyaz; Tohidi, Emran; Carrasco, Juan A. (2016-03-01)
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    We construct a novel multi-step iterative method for solving systems of nonlinear equations by introducing a parameter. to generalize the multi-step Newton method while keeping its order of convergence and computational ...
  • Multi-step frozen Jacobian iterative scheme for solving IVPs and BVPs based on higher order Fréchet derivatives 

    Ilyas, Iqra; Ali, Zulqar; Ahmad, Fayyaz; Ullah, Malik Zaka; Alshomrani, Ali Saleh (Punjab University, 2017-01-23)
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    A multi-step frozen Jacobian iterative scheme for solving system of nonlinear equations associated with IVPs (initial value problems) and BVPs (boundary value problems) is constructed. The multi-step iterative ...
  • Orbital periods and component masses of three double white dwarfs 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Parsons, S. G.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Gaensicke, B. T.; Schreiber, Mathias R.; Rybicka, M.; Koester, D. (2017-04-01)
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    The merger of close double white dwarfs (CDWDs) is one of the favourite evolutionary channels for producing Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia). Unfortunately, current theories of the evolution and formation of CDWDs are still ...
  • A preconditioned iterative method for solving systems of nonlinear equations having unknown multiplicity 

    Ahmad, Fayyaz; Bhutta, Toseef Akhter ; Sohaib, Umar; Ullah, Malik Zaka; Alshomrani, Ali Saleh; Ahmad, Shamshad; Ahmad, Shahid (2017-01-18)
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    A modification to an existing iterative method for computing zeros with unknown multiplicities of nonlinear equations or a system of nonlinear equations is presented. We introduce preconditioners to nonlinear equations or ...
  • Non-extensive statistics to the cosmological lithium problem 

    Hou, S.Q.; He, J.J.; Parikh, Anuj Ramesh (2017-01-11)
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    Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) theory predicts the abundances of the light elements D, 3He, 4He, and 7Li produced in the early universe. The primordial abundances of D and 4He inferred from observational data are in good ...
  • Magnetic white dwarfs: Observations, theory and future prospects 

    García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Kilic, Mukremin; Kepler, S.O. (2016-01)
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    Isolated magnetic white dwarfs have field strengths ranging from 10(3)G to 10(9) G, and constitute an interesting class of objects. The origin of the magnetic field is still the subject of a hot debate. Whether these fields ...
  • A common origin of magnetism from planets to white dwarfs 

    Isern Vilaboy, Jordi; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Kulebi, Baybar; Loren Aguilar, Pablo (2017-02-20)
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    Isolated magnetic white dwarfs have field strengths ranging from kilogauss to gigagauss. However, the origin of the magnetic field has not been hitherto elucidated. Whether these fields are fossil, hence the remnants of ...
  • The SDSS spectroscopic catalogue of white dwarf-main-sequence binaries: new identifications from DR 9–12 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Ren, J. J.; Parsons, S. G.; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Schreiber, Mathias R.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Liu, X.; Koester, D. (2016-06-01)
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    We present an updated version of the spectroscopic catalogue of white dwarf-main-sequence (WDMS) binaries from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We identify 938 WDMS binaries within the data releases (DR) 9-12 of SDSS ...

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