TTU Physics Department.

TTU Physics: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Chris Britt, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Astrophysics)
Office Phone: (806) 742-3767
Office: 26 Science Building

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Research Interests

My focus is on multi-wavelength studies of Low Mass X-ray Binaries in the Milky Way. These are systems that contain either a neutron star or a black hole which is accreting matter from a low mass donor. As matter from the donor falls onto the compact object, it forms an accretion disk, the inner regions of which emit X-rays. By studying populations of these systems, we can learn about fundamental physics by constraining the structure of neutron stars, the processes in supernovae by studying the masses of the compact objects they leave behind, as well as how binary stars evolve together.