Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal

CURJ is Caltech's award-winning undergraduate research journal, dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of the numerous undergraduates conducting research at Caltech during the SURF program and throughout the academic year.

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Eclipsing Binary White Dwarfs in Archival Palomar Transient Factory Data

Suhail Dhawan, Shrinivas Kulkarni, and Shriharsh Tendulkar

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This research project focuses on locating binary systems of white dwarfs. When stars burn all of their nuclear energy, they shed their outer layers and only leave behind hot cores, which we refer to as white dwarfs. These researchers are interested in identifying pairs of white dwarfs where the two dwarfs eclipse each other.