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Richard Wade

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  • Associate Professor Emeritus
515 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-6039


  1. B.A. 1975 (Physics), University of Utah
  2. Ph.D. 1981 (Astronomy), California Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Advanced stages of stellar evolution involving white dwarf stars and hot subdwarf stars.

Binary origins of hot subdwarf stars: orbital studies, studies of the binary companions, evolutionary pathways, and population synthesis.

Distances to planetary nebulae from photometric observations of their companion stars.

A dynamical mass for TU Ursae Majoris, an RR Lyrae star in a 23-year binary.

Accurate masses and radii of low-mass dwarf stars.

Observations and models of accretion disks in cataclysmic variable systems.


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