Lilia Ferrario

Professor

Research interests

  • Compact stars, including: white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars and magnetars.
  • Fluid mechanical problems related to accretion in binary stars and radiation transfer effects.
  • Radiation processes and transfer mechanisms in accretion flows on to highly magnetic compact stars, such as the magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (MCVs).
  • Modelling of cyclotron radiation from the accretion columns of MCVs.

Groups

  • Briggs, G, Ferrario, L, Tout, C et al 2018, 'Genesis of magnetic fields in isolated white dwarfs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 478, no. 1, pp. 899-905pp.
  • Kawka, A, Briggs, G, Vennes, S et al 2017, 'A fast spinning magnetic white dwarf in the double degenerate, super-Chandrasekhar system NLTT 12758', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 466, no. 1, pp. 1127-1139pp.
  • Smedley, S, Tout, C, Ferrario, L et al 2017, 'The implications of a companion enhanced wind on millisecond pulsar production', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 464, no. 1, pp. 237-245pp.
  • Vennes, S, Nemeth, P, Kawka, A et al 2017, 'An unusual white dwarf star may be a surviving remnant of a subluminous Type Ia supernova', Science, vol. 357, no. 6352, pp. 680-683.
  • Crocker, R, Ruiter, A, Seitenzahl, I et al 2017, 'Diffuse Galactic antimatter from faint thermonuclear supernovae in old stellar populations', Nature Astronomy, vol. 1, pp. 6pp.
  • Wade, G, Neiner, C, Alecian, E et al 2016, 'The MiMeS survey of magnetism in massive stars: introduction and overview', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 456, no. 1, pp. 2-22.
  • Briggs, G, Ferrario, L, Tout, C et al 2015, 'Merging binary stars and the magnetic white dwarfs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 447, no. 2, pp. 1713-1723.
  • Smedley, S, Tout, C, Ferrario, L et al 2015, 'Formation of redbacks via accretion-induced collapse', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 446, no. 3, pp. 2540-2549.
  • Liebert, J, Smith, P, Ferrario, L et al 2015, 'Enigmas from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 White Dwarf Catalog', 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs, ed. P Dufour, P Bergeron & G Fontaine, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, TBC, pp. 493-494pp.
  • Liebert, J, Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2015, 'Enigmas from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 Kleinman White dwarf Catalog', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 804, no. 2, pp. 1-3.
  • Ferrario, L, Melatos, A & Zrake, J 2015, 'Magnetic Field Generation in Stars', in V.S. Beskin, A.Balogh, M. Falanga, M. Lyutikov, S. Mereghetti, T. Piran (ed.), The Strongest Magnetic Fields in the Universe, Springer-Verlag New York, New York, pp. 77-109.
  • Ferrario, L, de Martino, D & Gansicke, B 2015, 'Magnetic White Dwarfs', in V.S. Beskin, A.Balogh, M. Falanga, M. Lyutikov, S. Mereghetti, T. Piran (ed.), The Strongest Magnetic Fields in the Universe, Springer-Verlag New York, New York, pp. 111-169.
  • Lau, H, Tout, C, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2014, 'The protostar merger scenario of Ap star magnetic field generation', Putting A Stars into Context: Evolution, Environment, and Related Stars, ed. G. Mathys, E. Griffin, O. Kochukhov, R. Monier, G. Wahlgren, Web of Science, Moscow, pp. 102-111.
  • Smedley, S, Tout, C, Ferrario, L et al 2014, 'The nature of millisecond pulsars with helium white dwarf companions', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 437, no. 3, pp. 2217-2229.
  • Wickramasinghe, D, Tout, C & Ferrario, L 2014, 'The most magnetic stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 437, no. 1, pp. 675-681.
  • Chua, J, Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2013, 'Galactic escape speeds in mirror and cold dark matter models', European Physical Journal C, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 1-11.
  • Ferrario, L 2013, 'Binary paths to type Ia supernovae explosions: The highlights', International Astronomical Union. Proceedings, vol. 7, no. 281, pp. 341-350.
  • Sion, E, Bond, H, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2012, 'Hubble Space Telescope FUV spectra of the post-common-envelope hyades binary V471 Tauri', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 751, no. 1, pp. 1-12.
  • Ferrario, L 2012, 'Constraints on the pairing properties of main-sequence stars from observations of white dwarfs in binary systems', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 426, no. 3, pp. 2500-2506.
  • Tout, C, Wickramasinghe, D, Lau, H et al 2011, 'A common envelope binary star origin of long gamma-ray bursts', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 410, no. 4, pp. 2458-2462.
  • Landi, R, Sguera, V, Bassani, L et al 2011, 'IGR J18136-2739: A dwarf nova caught in outburst ?', INTEGRAL - A Science Workshop in Sardinia: The Extreme and Variable High Energy Sky, Extremesky 2011, ed. A Bazzano, Proceedings of Science, Cagliari Italy.
  • Zhang, C. M., Wang, J, Zhao, Y. H., Yin, H. X., Song, L. M., Menezes, D. P., Wickramasinghe, D. T., Ferrario, L., Chardonnet, P. 2011, 'Study of measured pulsar masses and their possible conclusions', A&A, vol. 527, no. 10, pp. 527-534.
  • Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D, Tout, C et al 2010, 'The origin of high magnetic fields in white dwarfs', Memorie Della Societa Astronomica Italiana, vol. 81, pp. 1051-1056.
  • Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2010, 'New insights on the origin of magnetic fields in white dwarfs', EUROPEAN WHITE DWARF WORKSHOP 2010, ed. Werner, Klaus; Rauch, Thomas, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Germany, pp. 79-84.
  • Wickramasinghe, D, Farihi, J, Tout, C et al 2010, 'Does GD 356 have a terrestrial planetary companion?', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 404, no. 4, pp. 1984-1991.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2010, 'White Dwarf Pairing Functions', EUROPEAN WHITE DWARF WORKSHOP 2010, ed. Werner, Klaus; Rauch, Thomas, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Germany, pp. 1-3.
  • Ravi, V, Hobbs, G, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2010, 'Observations of Radio Pulses from CU Virginis', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, vol. 408, no. 1, pp. L99-L103.
  • Tout, C, Wickramasinghe, D, Lau, H et al 2010, 'Accretion induced collapse of white dwarfs and the origin of Long Gamma-Ray Bursts', 17TH EUROPEAN WHITE DWARF WORKSHOP, ed. Klaus Werner and T. Rauch, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Online.
  • Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2002, 'The high field magnetic CVs', The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, ed. Gänsicke, B. T.; Beuermann, K.; Reinsch, K., Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Onlline, pp. 82-91.
  • Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D & Schmidt, G 2002, 'The magnetic field of AR UMa', The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, ed. Gänsicke, B. T.; Beuermann, K.; Reinsch, K., Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Onlline, pp. 149-150.
  • Ferrario, L & Wehrse, R 1999, 'Emission Line Formation in Accretion Funnels in AM Herculis Systems', Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables, ed. Hellier, Coel; Mukai, Koji, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Online, pp. 103-112.
  • Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 1999, 'Power Spectra of Disced and Discless Accretors', Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables, ed. Hellier, Coel; Mukai, Koji, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Online, pp. 15-24.
  • Murray, J, Armitage, P, Ferrario, L et al 1999, 'Spiral waves and periodic accretion in intermediate polars', Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables, ed. Hellier, Coel; Mukai, Koji, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Online, pp. 25-32.
  • Vennes, S, Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 1999, 'The New Magnetic CV 1RXS J1016.9-4103: One More System in the Period Gap', Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables, ed. Hellier, Coel; Mukai, Koji, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Online, pp. 143-145.
  • Buxton, M, Vennes, S, Wickramasinghe, D et al 1999, 'Phase-Resolved Spectroscopy of EUVE J2115-586', Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables, ed. Hellier, Coel; Mukai, Koji, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Online, pp. 223-226.
  • Hurley, J, Tout, C, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2010, 'Formation of binary millisecond pulsars by accretion-induced collapse of white dwarfs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 402, no. 3, pp. 1437-1448.
  • Zhang, C, Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2009, 'Is there evidence for field restructuring or decay in accreting magnetic white dwarfs?', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 397, pp. 2208-2215.
  • Wickramasinghe, D, Hurley, J, Ferrario, L et al 2009, 'Accretion induced collapse of white dwarfs in binary systems and their observational properties', Journal of Physics: Conference Series(online), vol. 172, no. 1, pp. 1-4.
  • Ferrario, L, Pringle, J, Tout, C et al 2009, 'The origin of magnetism on the upper main sequence', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 400, pp. L71-L74.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2008, 'Magnetic fields in neutron stars, white dwarfs and implications for binary millisecond pulsars', Astrophysics of Compact Objects Conference, ed. Conference Program Committee, American Institute of Physics (AIP), United States of America, pp. 188-193.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2008, 'Binary Millisecond Pulsars: The Accretion Induced Collapse hypothesis revisited', Astrophysics of Compact Objects Conference, ed. Conference Program Committee, American Institute of Physics (AIP), United States of America, pp. 194-196.
  • Tout, C, Wickramasinghe, D, Liebert, J et al 2008, 'Binary star origin of high field magnetic white dwarfs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 387, no. 2, pp. 897-901.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2008, 'Origin and evolution of magnetars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 389, no. 1, pp. L66-L70.
  • Lee, T, Stanghellini, L, Ferrario, L et al 2007, 'High Resolution Echelle Spectroscopy of Central Stars of Bipolar Planetary Nebulae: Disclosing the Shaping Mechanisms of Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae', European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EUROWD 2006), ed. Ralf Napiwotzki & Matthew R. Burleigh, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, USA, pp. 173-176.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2007, 'High Field Magnetic White Dwarfs, Pulsars, Magnetars, and their Main Sequence Progenitors', European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EUROWD 2006), ed. Ralf Napiwotzki & Matthew R. Burleigh, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, USA, pp. 163-168.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2007, 'The birth properties of Galactic millisecond radio pulsars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 375, p. 1009.
  • Lee, T, Stanghellini, L, Ferrario, L et al 2007, 'High-resolution spectra of bright central stars of bipolar planetary nebulae and the question of magnetic shaping', Astronomical Journal, vol. 133, pp. 987-999.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2006, 'Modelling of isolated radio pulsars and magnetars on the fossil field hypothesis', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 367, pp. 1323-1328.
  • Szkody, P, Hoard, D, Linnell, A et al 2006, 'FUSE Observations of Magnetic CVs', Astrophysics in the Far Ultraviolet, Five Years of Discovery with FUSE, ed. Sonneborn, George; Moos, H. Warren, Andersson, B-G, Conference Organising Committee, Victoria, British Columbia, pp. 275-277.
  • Liebert, J, Wickramasinghe, D, Schmidt, G et al 2005, 'Where are the Magnetic White Dwarfs with Detached, Nondegenerate Companions?', Astronomical Journal, vol. 129, pp. 2376-2381.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2005, 'Magnetic Fields and Rotation of Compact Stars', European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EUROWD 2004), ed. Detlev Koester, Sabine Moehler, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Utah, USA, pp. 281-284.
  • Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D & Schmidt, G 2005, 'Modelling of Low-Accretion Rate Polars', Astrophysics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, ed. J.-M. Hameury and J.-P. Lasota, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 411-412.
  • Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2005, 'Fossil Fields in Magnetic White Dwarfs', European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EUROWD 2004), ed. Detlev Koester, Sabine Moehler, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Utah, USA, pp. 153-158.
  • Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D, Liebert, J et al 2005, 'The open-cluster initial-final mass relationship and the high-mass tail of the white dwarf distribution', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 361, pp. 1131-1135.
  • Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2005, 'The origin of the magnetic fields in white dwarfs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 356, pp. 1576-1582.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2005, 'Magnetic fields and rotation in white dwarfs and neutron stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 356, pp. 615-620.
  • Nunn, N, Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2004, 'Towards self-consistent spectral models for outbursting discs in AM CVn binaries', International Astronomical Union Symposium 194, ed. Eugenio,E., Mendoza,V., Paris Pismis y Silvia Torres-Peimert, Instituto de Astronomia, Mexico, pp. 255-255.
  • Tout, C, Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2004, 'Magnetic fields in white dwarfs and stellar evolution', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 355, pp. L13-L16.
  • Ferrario, L 2004, 'Are the precursors of type IA supernovae double degenerate mergers?', International Astronomical Union Symposium 194, ed. Eugenio,E., Mendoza,V., Paris Pismis y Silvia Torres-Peimert, Instituto de Astronomia, Mexico, pp. 111-112.
  • Hoard, D, Schmidt, G, Szkody, P et al 2004, 'The ultraviolet spectrum of the high-field magnetic cataclysmic variable ar ursae majoris', Astronomical Journal, vol. 128, pp. 1894-1898.
  • Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D & Schmidt, G 2003, 'Analysis of new spectropolarimetric data of AR UMa', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 338, no. 2, pp. 340-346.
  • Vennes, S, Schmidt, G, Ferrario, L et al 2003, 'A multiwavelength study of the high-field magnetic white dwarf euve J0317-85.5', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 593, pp. 1040-1048.
  • Wickramasinghe, D, Schmidt, G, Ferrario, L et al 2003, 'Modelling Magnetic DB White Dwarfs', NATO Advanced Research Workshop 2002, ed. Domitilla de Martino, Roberto Silvotti, Jan-Erik Solheim, Romualdas Kalytis, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 215-218.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 2003, 'Are the AXPs and SGRs born as slow rotators?', Pulsars, AXPs and SGRs observed with BeppoSAX and Other Observatories, ed. Giancarlo Cusumano; Enrico Massaro; Teresa Mineo, ARACNE Editrice, Rome, Italy, pp. 189-192.
  • Brinkworth, C, Marsh, T, Maxted, P et al 2003, 'WD1953-011 - a white dwarf with a star spot?', NATO Advanced Research Workshop 2002, ed. Domitilla de Martino, Roberto Silvotti, Jan-Erik Solheim, Romualdas Kalytis, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 201-202.
  • Wickramasinghe, D, Schmidt, G, Ferrario, L et al 2002, 'On the nature of the magnetic DB white dwarfs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 332, no. 1, pp. 29-33.
  • Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D & Schmidt, G 2002, 'Polarized line emission from magnetized accretion flows', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 331, no. 3, pp. 736-744.
  • Hoard, D, Szkody, P, Ishioka, R et al 2002, 'Observations of the Magnetic Cataclysmic Variable VV Puppis with the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer', Astronomical Journal, vol. 124, pp. 2238-2244.
  • Schmidt, G, Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2001, 'The Cyclotron Fundamental Exposed in the High-Field Magnetic Variable V884 Herculis', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 553, pp. 823-831.
  • Schmidt, G, Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2001, 'Exposing the Cyclotron Fundamental in the 150 MG Magnetic Cataclysmic Variable V884 Her', Magnetic Fields Across the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, ed. G. Mathys, SK. Solanki and DT. Wickramasinghe, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, California, USA, pp. 483-486.
  • Schmidt, G, Vennes, S, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2001, 'Studies of Magnetic and Suspected-Magnetic Southern White Dwarfs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 328, pp. 203-210.
  • Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D & Schmidt, G 2001, 'Zeeman split lines from Accretion Funnels in AM Herculis systems', Magnetic Fields Across the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, ed. G. Mathys, SK. Solanki and DT. Wickramasinghe, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, California, USA, pp. 463-467.
  • Vennes, S, Ferrario, L, Wickramasinghe, D et al 2001, 'Observations of the Magnetic White Dwarf EUVE J0317-855', Magnetic Fields Across the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, ed. G. Mathys, SK. Solanki and DT. Wickramasinghe, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, California, USA, pp. 479-482.
  • Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2000, 'Magnetism in Isolated and Binary White Dwarfs', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 112, no. 773, pp. 873-924.
  • Wickramasinghe, D & Ferrario, L 2000, 'Accretion and magnetic field structure in AM Herculis systems', New Astronomy Reviews, vol. 44, no. 1-2, pp. 69-74.
  • Maxted, P, Ferrario, L, Marsh, T et al 2000, 'WD1953-011: a magnetic white dwarf with peculiar field structure', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 315, no. 3, pp. L41-L44.
  • Maxted, P, Ferrario, L, Marsh, T et al 2000, 'WS1953-011: a magnetic white dwarf with peculiar field stucture', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 315, no. 3, pp. L41-L44.
  • Vennes, S, Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 1999, 'The new magnetic / non-magnetic double degenerate system EUVE J1439+75.0', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 302, no. 3, pp. L49-L52.
  • Ferrario, L, Li, J, Saxton, C et al 1999, 'Accretion processes in magnetic binaries', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 16, pp. 234-239.
  • Ferrario, L & Wehrse, R 1999, 'Accretion funnels in AM Herculis systems - I. Model characteristics', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 310, pp. 189-202.
  • Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 1999, 'The power of intermediate polars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 309, pp. 517-527.
  • Vennes, S, Ferrario, L & Wickramasinghe, D 1999, 'The new magnetic/non-magnetic double degenerate system EUVE J1439+75.0', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 302, pp. L49-L52.
  • Murray, J, Armitage, P, Ferrario, L et al 1999, 'The effects of tidally induced disc structure on white dwarf accretion in intermediate polars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 302, pp. 189-196.