Special Issue "Astrophysics of Eclipsing Binaries in the Era of Space-Borne Telescopes"
A special issue of Galaxies (ISSN 2075-4434).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2022.
Interests: Eclipsing binary evolution models; optical instrumentation and space optics; stellar occultations by asteroids TNO and KPO objects; exoplanets; long-term monitoring of blazars
Eclipsing binaries are one of the most efficient tools in stellar astrophysics and they play an important role in the investigation of certain evolution channels. In parallel, space-borne telescopes offer a wealth of information on stellar astrophysics, exoplanets, and multiple system dynamics. Today, high-accuracy astrometric and photometric data are available, while the space era opens a new window in the science of eclipsing binaries. The impact of large photometric surveys and big data statistics in stellar evolution is huge, and specially designed tools for analyzing the vast number of discovered systems are being developed and lead towards a new way of stellar modeling. The formation and evolution of massive binaries, low-temperature contact binaries, and stellar merger candidates are some of the unresolved issues in modern stellar evolution. In addition, the discovery of circumbinary planets shed light on the planetary formation environment and properties. On the other hand, asteroseismology and stellar pulsations triggered in binary and multiple systems offer a unique opportunity to study stellar interior and investigate the invisible stellar structure.
The aim of this Special Issue is to review and present the most modern knowledge on eclipsing binary studies in the era of space-borne telescopes, robotic sky surveys, and artificial intelligence pipelines and data reduction processes. Special emphasis is given to understanding the physical properties, structure, and evolution of stars within stellar systems, which, in turn, will lead to knowledge of the origin of eclipsing binaries through their stellar progenitors. Some of the key topics to be covered are outlined in the following list:
- Eclipsing binaries in the GAIA era
- Large photometric surveys on eclipsing binaries
- Formation and evolution of binary systems – stellar mergers
- Circumbinary planets
- Magnetically active binaries
- Pulsation in binaries
- New approaches to physical modeling of binary stars
Submission of reviews, as well as focused research articles, are welcome!
Prof. Kosmas Gazeas
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- eclipsing binaries
- stellar evolution
- space-borne data
- photometric surveys
- planetary systems in binary stars
- artificial intelligence and automatic pipelines for eclipsing binary processing
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
The following authors are interested in contributing: