Binary Stars

My main research interests include the structure and evolution of close binary stars and the modeling of binary star observable data.

Since my postdoc days at the University of Florida in the 1980s, I have collaborated with Bob Wilson on many of the Wilson-Devinney binary star modeling program’s updates.

The FTP site ftp://ftp.astro.ufl.edu/pub/wilson/lcdc2015 provides access to the most recent (2015) public version and documentation. A documentation booklet in PDF format is also available here.

Auxiliary data files needed to run the programs are accessible from LCDC2015 and Limb Darkening on this site.

Andrej Prsa’s binary star program Phoebe (Physics of Eclipsing Binaries) uses Wilson-Devinney as the underlying computational model and has a very user-friendly graphical interface.