Phil Arras

Email: arras at virginia dot edu
Phone: (434) 924-4888
Office: 215 Astronomy Building
Department of Astronomy
University of Virginia
PO Box 400325
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325

PhD, Cornell University (2000)
Advisor: Ira Wasserman
"An environmental impact study: Using globular clusters to place limits on dark matter in the galactic halo."


Recent papers

A Model of the Halpha and NaD Transmission Spectrum of HD 189733b
A New Model of Roche-lobe Overflow for Short-Period Gaseous Planets and Binary Stars
Tidal Decay and Stable Roche-Lobe Overflow of Short-Period Gaseous Exoplanets
Investigation of the environment around close-in transiting exoplanets using CLOUDY
Axisymmetric Simulations of Hot Jupiter-Stellar Wind Hydrodynamic Interaction
Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Hot Jupiter Upper Atmospheres
Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Giant Planets, Oscillations, Rotation, and Massive Stars
Halpha Absorption in Transiting Exoplanet Atmospheres
The Radial Velocity Signature of Tides Raised in Stars Hosting Exoplanets
Hot Jupiter Magnetospheres
Thermal Tides in Fluid Extrasolar Planets
Massive Satellites of Close-In Gas Giant Exoplanets
The Role of Planet Accretion in Creating the Next Generation of Red Giant Rapid Rotators
Thermal Tides in Short Period Exoplanets
Thermal Structure and Radius Evolution of Irradiated Gas Giant Planets

Stellar oscillations and tidal evolution
Nonlinear Mixed Modes in Red Giants
Orbital Decay in Binaries Containing Post-Main Sequence Stars
Dynamical resonance locking in tidally interacting binary systems
Tidal resonance locks in inspiraling white dwarf binaries
An instability due to the nonlinear coupling of p-modes to g-modes: Implications for coalescing neutron star binaries
Nonlinear Tides in Close Binary Systems
Tidal asteroseismology: Kepler's KOI-54
Pulsations in Hydrogen Burning Low Mass Helium White Dwarfs
Ellipsoidal Oscillations Induced by Substellar Companions: A Prospect for the Kepler Mission
Pulsational Instabilities in Accreting White Dwarfs
Seismology of Accreting White Dwarfs

Compact stars and binaries
Urca reactions during neutron star inspiral
Formation of Extremely Low-mass White Dwarfs Binaries
Using long-term millisecond pulsar timing to obtain physical characteristics of the bulge globular cluster Terzan 5
Seismology of Rapidly Rotating Accreting White Dwarfs
Diffusive Nuclear Burning of Helium on Neutron Stars
Oscillation modes of relativistic slender tori
Quasi-Periodic Oscillations from Magnetorotational Turbulence

Recent teaching

Astrophysical Processes (ASTR 4810/5010)
Alien Worlds (ASTR 1250)