The aim of the workshop is not only to bring together the active community working on AM CVn binaries but also to forge and strengthen links with related topics such as detached compact binaries, gravitational waves, post common-envelope systems, helium rich systems and related theory and modelling.
- Population characteristics of the currently known systems.
- The formation and evolution of double white dwarf binaries and related systems.
- AM CVn progenitors and alternative end-products.
- Long-term studies including period evolution and variability.
- Hydrogen-deficient accretion.
- Sub-10min systems.
- Donor star evolution.
- Connections with CVs, (ultra-compact) XRBs and Type Ia progenitors.
- Gravitational Wave emission from compact binaries.
- Exploiting upcoming facilities, surveys and missions.
We expect to maintain the workshop format from the previous meetings with a relatively small number of participants and ample time for discussion and small group splinter sessions. The workshop will be held at Armagh’s Observatory and Planetarium, with nearby hotel accommodations and working facilities available for participants. It may also provide participants the opportunity to explore sights in the island of Ireland, such as the Giants Causeway, places featured in Games of Thrones and many golf courses to name just a few of the possibilities. Belfast and Dublin airports are within relatively easy reach.
We look forward to seeing you in Armagh,
Gavin Ramsay (Armagh, UK), Elme Breedt (Cambridge, UK), Katie Breivik (CITA, Canada), Thomas Kupfer (UCSB, USA), Ashley Ruiter (UNSW, Australia), Danny Steeghs (Warwick, UK), Patrick Woudt (UCT, South Africa) [The SOC].