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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  • First measurement of the 34S(p,gamma)35Cl reaction rate through indirect methods for presolar nova grains 

    Gillespie, S; Parikh, A.; Barton, C; Faestermann, Thomas; José Pont, Jordi; Hertenberger, R.; Wirth, Hans Friedrich; de Séréville, N; Riley, J; Williams, M (AMER PHYSICAL SOC, 2017-08-02)
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    Sulphur isotopic ratio measurements may help to establish the astrophysical sites in which certain presolar grains were formed. Nova model predictions of the 34S/32S ratio are, however, unreliable due to the lack of an ...
  • A Trojan horse approach to the production of 18F in Novae 

    la Cognata, M; Pizzone, R; José Pont, Jordi; Hernanz Carbó, Margarita; Cherubini, S; Gulino, M; Rapisarda, G; Spitaleri, C (2017-09-01)
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    Crucial information on nova nucleosynthesis can be potentially inferred from ¿-ray signals powered by 18F decay. Therefore, the reaction network producing and destroying this radioactive isotope has been extensively studied ...
  • An efficient method for the static deflection analysis of an infinite beam on a nonlinear elastic foundation of one-way spring model 

    Ahmad, Fayyaz; Ullah, Malik Zaka; Jang, Taek Soo; Alaidarous, Eman (2017-10-03)
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    An efficient numerical iterative method is constructed for the static deflection of an infinite beam on a nonlinear elastic foundation. The proposed iterative scheme consists of quasilinear method (QLM) and Green’s function ...
  • Updated evolutionary sequences for hydrogen-deficient white dwarfs 

    Camisassa, Maria E; Althaus, Leandro G.; Rohrmann, René D.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Torres Gil, Santiago; Corsico, Alejandro H.; Wachlin, Felipe C. (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017-04-10)
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    We present a set of full evolutionary sequences for white dwarfs with hydrogen-deficient atmospheres. We take into account the evolutionary history of the progenitor stars, all the relevant energy sources involved in the ...
  • The population of white dwarf-main sequence binaries in the SDSS DR 12 

    Cojocaru, Elena Ruxandra; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Torres Gil, Santiago; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique (2017-09-11)
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    We present a Monte Carlo population synthesis study of white dwarf-main sequence (WD+MS) binaries in the Galactic disc aimed at reproducing the ensemble properties of the entire population observed by the Sloan Digital Sky ...
  • Frozen Jacobian multistep iterative method for solving nonlinear IVPs and BVPs 

    Ahmad, Fayyaz; Shafiq Ur, Rehman; Ullah, Malik Zaka; Aljahdali, Hani Moaiteq; Alshomrani, Ali Saleh; Carrasco, Juan A.; Ahmad, Shamshad (2017-01-01)
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    In this paper, we present and illustrate a frozen Jacobian multistep iterative method to solve systems of nonlinear equations associated with initial value problems (IVPs) and boundary value problems (BVPs). We have used ...
  • 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 ...

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