Alexey Bobrick

affiliated with the university

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


I study binary stars which consist of a white dwarf and a neutron star. These binaries come into contact due to the emission of gravitational waves. The material starts being transferred from the white dwarf to the neutron star. Depending on the mass of the white dwarf, this leads to a highly energetic merger event or to stable long-lived mass transferring systems.

In my first project I ran hydrodynamic simulations of mass transfer in these systems to determine which of them survive the onset of mass transfer and how we observe them. We conclude that more systems should be merging that thought previously.

In my second project we explore the consequences of this for populations of white dwarf-neutron star binaries in dense stellar populations called globular clusters.


During my doctoral studies I have done teaching in more than ten different courses in Astronomy (Stellar Structure, Computational Astrophyics, Introduction to Astrophysics, ...), Theoretical Physics (General Relativity, Mathematical Methods) and General Physics (Thermodynamics, Waves and Optics). The teaching was done both in Swedish and English on a number of different levels (labs, exercises, lectures, observations).

Recent research outputs

Ross P. Church, Strader, J., Melvyn B. Davies & Alexey Bobrick, 2017 Dec 10, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 851, 1, L4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alexey Bobrick, Melvyn B. Davies & Ross P. Church, 2017 Jun 1, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 467, 3, p. 3556-3575 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alexey Bobrick, Melvyn B Davies & Ross Church, 2015 Jan, Stability of Mass Transfer in Eccentric Compact Binaries.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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