| I am an astrophysicist in the Stellar Astrophysics group |
at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy,
part of the University of Bonn.
| I work on: |
- The Evolution of Single, Binary and Multiple Stars
- Astrostatistics of single and multiple stellar systems
- Stellar nucleosynthesis and chemically peculiar stars
- Globular clusters and their multiple stellar generations
- Chemical evolution of the Galaxy
- The progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts
- Computational astrophysics
- Winter Term 2013/14 teaching highlights:
|See also my teaching page|
Conferences, meetings and workshops:
Japanese-German Frontiers of Science 2013
567. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar: Nucleosynthesis in Binary Stars, July 2014.
I chair the AIfA's IT steering committee and, until recently, chaired our professor meetings. I am also on the AIfA board (Vorstand).
The Ages of Young Star Clusters and the Upper Mass Limit of Stars: Analysing Age-dependent Stellar Mass Functions. Schneider, Izzard, de Mink, Langer, Stolte, de Koter, Gvaramadze, Hussmann, Liermann, Sana. (ApJ in press) A nova re-accretion model for J-type carbon stars Sengupta, Izzard and Lau (A&A in press) Planetary nebulae after common-envelope phases initiated by low-mass red giants Hall, Tout, Izzard and Keller (MNRAS 435, 2048) Wind Roche-lobe overflow: Application to carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars Abate, Pols, Izzard, Mohamed and de Mink (2013 A&A; 552, 26) The rotation rates of massive stars: the role of binary interaction through tides, mass transfer and mergers de Mink, Langer, Izzard, Sana and de Koter (2013 ApJ; 764, 166) BINSTAR: a new binary stellar evolution code. Tidal interactions Siess, L.; Izzard, R. G.; Davis, P. J.; Deschamps, R. (2013 A&A; 550, 100) Classical Cepheids Require Enhanced Mass Loss Neilson, Langer, Engle, Guinan and Izzard (accepted for publication in (2012 ApJ; 760L, 18) The occurrence of nitrogen-enhanced metal-poor stars: implications for the initial mass function in the early Galactic halo Pols, Izzard, Stancliffe and Glebbeek (2012 A&A; 547, 76), also on arXiv Binary Interaction Dominates the Evolution of Massive Stars
(Sana et al., Science 337, 444)
To the left you can find links to my publications, talks, posters, teaching material and computer codes.
Why I have a cricket bat in my office
At the NAM 2011 with Albert and Liz, doing real observing and getting my free Jodcast T-shirt (in exchange for an interview!).