Evolutionary and pulsational properties of white dwarf stars

  title={Evolutionary and pulsational properties of white dwarf stars},
  author={Leandro G. Althaus and Alejandro H. C{\'o}rsico and Jordi Isern and Enrique Garc{\'i}a-Berro},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
White dwarf stars are the final evolutionary stage of the vast majority of stars, including our Sun. Since the coolest white dwarfs are very old objects, the present population of white dwarfs contains a wealth of information on the evolution of stars from birth to death, and on the star formation rate throughout the history of our Galaxy. Thus, the study of white dwarfs has potential applications in different fields of astrophysics. In particular, white dwarfs can be used as independent… 
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