In Toonen et al. 2020 we introduce a webtool to estimate the dynamical impact of the tertiary star onto the inner binary in a hierarchical triple. Using the webtool, one can make a figure like the one above to assess the different dynamical regimes of three-body dynamics for your own favorite triple! The webtool is based on a python notebook.
Have you discovered a new triple? Plug it in the webtool!
And if you're browsing anyway, check out our Facebook group on triple evolution and dynamics too!
I am an assistant professor in computational and theoretical astrophysics
at the Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham.
I'm interested in the formation and evolution of stellar systems, such as binaries and triples.
How do they evolve? And how do they end their lives? What are the properties of the
energetic and transient phenomena they produce - both in electromagnetic and in
gravitational wave radiation?
s.toonen [at] bham.ac.uk
My previous email (toonen [at] uva.nl) is deactivated
Physics West office 237
Birmingham B15 2TT
Edgbaston, United Kingdom