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The delay-time distribution of Type Ia supernovae: a comparison between theory and observation
Aims. We investigate the contribution of different formation scenarios for type Ia supernovae in elliptical galaxies. The single-degenerate scenario (a white dwarf accreting from a late main-sequenceExpand
Massive double compact object mergers: gravitational wave sources and r-process element production sites
With our galactic evolutionary code that contains a detailed intermediate-mass and massive binary population model, we study the temporal evolution of the galactic population of double neutron starExpand
The WR and O-type star population predicted by massive star evolutionary synthesis
Abstract Evolutionary calculations of massive single stars and of massive close binaries that we use in the population number synthesis (PNS) code are presented. Special attention is given to theExpand
The Brightest Binaries
Constants massive stars massive single stars massive close binaries massive star population number synthesis.
The Evolution of Very Massive Stars
Core collapse of dense massive star clusters is unavoidable, and this leads to the formation of massive objects, with masses of up to 1000 M☉ and even larger. When these objects become stars, stellarExpand
Radiation-driven winds of hot luminous stars XVI. Expanding atmospheres of massive and very massive stars and the evolution of dense stellar clusters
Context. Starbursts play an essential role in the evolution of galaxies. In these environments, massive stars, with their short lifetimes, are of particular importance. The stellar winds of massiveExpand
The effect of close binary evolution on photoionization models for evolving starbursts
Abstract Using a population number synthesis code and detailed massive star evolutionary calculations, Van Bever & Vanbeveren (1998) investigated the effect of close binary evolution on the WR andExpand
The influence of binaries on galactic chemical evolution
Understanding the galaxy in which we live is one of the great intellectual challenges facing modern science. With the advent of high quality observational data, the chemical evolution modeling of ourExpand