Dean Martin Townsley

Curriculum Vitae

Dean Townsley Phone: (205)348-2798
Department of Physics and Astronomy Fax: (205)348-5051
The University of Alabama Dean.M.Townsley@ua.edu
Box 870324 http://astronomy.ua.edu/townsley
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0324

Citizenship: U.S.A.

Education

Fall 1998 -- Summer 2004 University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D. Physics
Thesis: The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarf Stars
Advisor: Lars Bildsten
Fall 1993 -- Spring 1998 Florida State University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Physics, & Applied Mathematics,
summa cum laude and with honors in the liberal arts

Research Interests

Increasing fundamental understanding of stellar physics by studying diverse dynamic stellar phenomena. Combustion in the white dwarf interior during a Type Ia supernova and the relation of the progenitor to the resulting explosion. White dwarf stellar remnants in mass-transferring binaries, particularly their thermal state and seismological characteristics. Using these results with observational measurements to furthur our understanding of compact stellar binaries. Nuclear burning on the WD surface in these accreting systems (Classical Novae).

Research Experience

Fall 2015 -- present at The University of Alabama
as Associate Professor
Spring 2010 -- Spring 2015 at The University of Alabama
as Assistant Professor
Fall 2008 -- Fall 2009 at The University of Arizona
as the Bart J. Bok Fellow
Fall 2004 -- Summer 2008 at University of Chicago
with James Truran, The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics
and The Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes
Summer 2000 -- Summer 2004 at University of California, Santa Barbara
with Lars Bildsten
in Theoretical Astrophysics
on The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs
Summer 1995 -- Summer 1998 at Florida State University
with Per Arne Rikvold & Mark Novotny
in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
on 3D Dynamical Simulations of Ising Ferromagnets

Teaching Experience

Fall 2014 -- present University of Alabama
Theoretical Astrophysics (Graduate and Undergraduate)
Fall 2010 -- present University of Alabama
Stellar Structure and Evolution (Graduate and Undergraduate)
Spring 2010 -- present University of Alabama
Astronomy for Non-science majors
Winter -- Spring 2002 U.C., Santa Barbara
Discussion Section, General Physics for Physics Majors

Awards and Honors

Grants Awarded

2017-20 "The Diverse Outcomes of Explosive Helium Burning on White Dwarfs",
(PI; coI: Ken Shen, UC Berkeley), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program
$805,459

2012-4 "The Mass and Temperature Distribution of Accreting White Dwarfs",
(coI; PI: Boris Gänsicke) HST large program GO-12870
$70,749 to UA

2012, "Computing the Synthesis of Elements in Exploding Stars",
University of Alabama Research Grants Council,
$6,000

2011-4, "Explosions in White Dwarf Binaries",
(senior personnel; PI: Lars Bildsten) NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Grants
$40,038 to UA

2011-2, "An Unprecedented Opportunity to Follow 4 Accreting WDs into the Instability Strip",
(coI; PI: Paula Szkody) HST GO 12231
$7,755 to UA

2008-11 "Research Into the Systematics of Type Ia supernovae", (co-I, PI: Alan Calder, SUNY, Stonybrook, NY) NASA Astrophysics Theory and Fundamental Physics Program

2008-9 "Study of the Fundamental Properties of Buoyancy-Driven Turbulent Nuclear Burning in the Context of Type Ia Supernovae," (collaborator, PI: Raymond Bair, Argonne National Laboratory), ANL Laboratory-Directed Research and Development program

2008-9 "Making the Standard Candle: A study of how the progenitor white dwarf modulates the peak luminosity of type Ia supernovae" follow-on, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science (collaborator; PI: Alan Calder, SUNY, Stonybrook, NY)

2007-8 "Making the Standard Candle: A study of how the progenitor white dwarf modulates the peak luminosity of type Ia supernovae", U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science (co-I; PI: Alan Calder, SUNY, Stonybrook, NY)

2002 "Compressional Heating of Accreting White Dwarfs and Classical Novae Ignition" Cycle 11 Hubble Space Telescope Theory Grant, AR-09517.01-A (co-I; PI: Lars Bildsten)

Successful Computing Proposals

2013 INCITE Program, "Next-Generation Petascale Simulations of Type Ia Supernovae" (co-I; PI: Don Lamb, University of Chicago)

2011 XSEDE renewal, "Evaluating Systematic Dependencies of Type Ia Supernovae and the Character of Thermonuclear Detonations in White Dwarf Stars", awarded 1.7 Million CPU hours on TACC Ranger.

2010-2 Argonne National Laboratory BG/Q early user program, "Petascale Simulations of Turbulent Nuclear Combustion", awarded 150 million CPU hours on next generation blue gene (co-I, PI: Don Lamb, University of Chicago)

2010 TeraGrid renewal, "Evaluating Systematic Dependencies, Physical Consistency, Theoretical Uncertainty and Observable Characteristics in Computational Models of Type Ia Supernovae", awarded 4 Million CPU hours on TACC Ranger.

2010 INCITE Program, "Research into the Systematics of Type Ia Supernovae," awarded 35 million cpu hours (co-I, PI: Alan Calder, SUNY Stonybrook)

2009 TeraGrid, "Evaluating Systematic Dependencies, Physical Consistency, Theoretical Uncertainty and Observable Characteristics in Computational Models of Type Ia Supernovae", awarded 5.3 Million CPU hours on TACC Ranger.

2009 INCITE Program (3 years), "Study of Buoyancy-Driven Turbulent Nuclear Burning and Validation of Type Ia Supernova Models", awarded ca. 70 Million CPU hours per year,
(co-I; PI: Don Lamb)

2008 Argonne National Laboratory BG/P Early user program (co-I, PI: Raymond Bair, ANL)

2007 INCITE Program, "Study of the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Mechanism for Type Ia Supernovae", awarded 2.5 Million CPU hours,
(co-I; PI: Don Lamb)

Successful Observing Proposals

2017 "High-precision asteroseismology of the accreting white dwarf in GW Lib through simultaneous HST and K2 observations",
(coI; PI Boris Gänsicke) HST GO-14912

2014 "Unprecedented Tracking of the Unique Dwarf Nova GW Lib from Largest Amplitude Outburst to Quiescent Pulsations",
(coI; PI: Paula Szkody) HST GO-13807

2012 "The Mass and Temperature Distribution of Accreting White Dwarfs",
(coI; PI: Boris Gänsicke) HST large program GO-12870

2011 "The dawn of precision white dwarf asteroseismology; KIC 11911480: the second ZZ Ceti in the Kepler field",
(coI; PI: Boris Gänsicke) Kepler Director's Discretionary GO-30121

2010, "An Unprecedented Opportunity to Follow 4 Accreting WDs into the Instability Strip",
(coI; PI: Paula Szkody) HST GO-12231

2006, "A Multilongitude campaign on the pulsating white dwarf SDSSJ1610-0102",
(co-I; PI: Boris Gänsicke)

2004, "Determining the Instability Strip for Accreting White Dwarfs",
(co-I; PI: Paula Szkody) HST GO-10233

2003, "Discovery of New Pulsating CV Primaries with JCAM",
(co-I; PI: Derek Fox) Palomar

Refereed Publications

Seitenzahl, Ivo R.; Townsley, Dean M.
"Nucleosynthesis in thermonuclear supernovae"
2017 Chapter in "Handbook of Supernovae", A. Alsabti and P. Murdin editors (arXiv:1704.00415)

Pala, A. F.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Townsley, D.; Boyd, D.; Cook, M. J.; De Martino, D.; Godon, P.; Haislip, J. B.; Henden, A. A.; Hubeny, I.; Ivarsen, K. M.; Kafka, S.; Knigge, C.; LaCluyze, A. P.; Long, K. S.; Marsh, T. R.; Monard, B.; Moore, J. P.; Myers, G.; Nelson, P.; Nogami, D.; Oksanen, A.; Pickard, R.; Poyner, G.; Reichart, D. E.; Rodriguez Perez, D.; Schreiber, M. R.; Shears, J.; Sion, E. M.; Stubbings, R.; Szkody, P.; Zorotovic, M.
"Effective temperatures of cataclysmic-variable white dwarfs as a probe of their evolution"
2017 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 466, 2855 (arXiv:1701.02738)

Martínez-Rodríguez, Héctor; Badenes, Carles; Yamaguchi, Hiroya; Bravo, Eduardo; Timmes, F. X.; Miles, Broxton J.; Townsley, Dean M.; Piro, Anthony L.; Mori, Hideyuki; Andrews, Brett
"Observational evidence for high neutronization in supernova remnants: implications for Type Ia supernova progenitors"
2017 ApJ, submitted (arXiv:1701.07073)

Calder, Alan C.; Krueger, Brendan K.; Jackson, Aaron P.; Willcox, Don E.; Miles, Broxton J.; Townsley, Dean M.
"Cosmic Chandlery with Thermonuclear Supernovae"
2016 Proceeding of Astronum2016 - 11th International Conference on Numerical modeling of Space Plama Flows (arXiv:1612.01915)

Willcox, Donald E.; Townsley, Dean M.; Calder, Alan C.; Denissenkov, Pavel A.; Herwig, Falk
"Type Ia Supernova Explosions from Hybrid Carbon-Oxygen-Neon White Dwarf Progenitors"
2016 ApJ, 832, 13 (arXiv:1602.06356)

Szkody, Paula; Mukadam, Anjum S.; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Chote, Paul; Nelson, Peter; Myers, Gordon; Toloza, Odette; Waagen, Elizabeth O.; Sion, Edward M.; Sullivan, Denis J.; Townsley, Dean M.
"GW Librae: Still Hot Eight Years Post-outburst"
2016 AJ, 152, 48 (arXiv:1606.00945)

Toloza, O.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Hermes, J. J.; Townsley, D. M.; Schreiber, M. R.; Szkody, P.; Pala, A.; Beuermann, K.; Bildsten, L.; Breedt, E.; Cook, M.; Godon, P.; Henden, A. A.; Hubeny, I.; Knigge, C.; Long, K. S.; Marsh, T. R.; de Martino, D.; Mukadam, A. S.; Myers, G.; Nelson, P.; Oksanen, A.; Patterson, J.; Sion, E. M.; Zorotovic, M.
"GW Librae: a unique laboratory for pulsations in an accreting white dwarf"
2016 MNRAS, 459, 3929 (arXiv:1604.02162)

Townsley, Dean M.; Miles, Broxton J.; Timmes, F. X.; Calder, Alan C.; Brown, Edward F.
"A Tracer Method for Computing Type Ia Supernova Yields: Burning Model Calibration, Reconstruction of Thickened Flames, and Verification for Planar Detonations"
2016 ApJS, 225, 3 (arXiv:1605.04878)

Miles, Broxton J.; van Rossum, Daniel R.; Townsley, Dean M.; Timmes, F. X.; Jackson, Aaron P.; Calder, Alan C.; Brown, Edward F.
"On Measuring the Metallicity of a Type Ia Supernova's Progenitor"
2016 ApJ, 824, 59 (arXiv:1508.05961)

Mukadam, Anjum S.; Pyrzas, Stylianos; Townsley, Dean M.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Hermes, J. J.; Szkody, Paula; Kemp, Jonathan; Patterson, J.; Ding, Claire; Wolf, Katie; Gemma, Marina; Karamehmetoglu, Emir; Rock, John
"Constraining the Angular Momentum Evolution of V455 Andromedae"
2016 ApJ, 821, 14

Arcones, Almudena; Bardayan, Dan W.; Beers, Timothy C.; Berstein, Lee A.; Blackmon, Jeffrey C.; Messer, Bronson; Brown, B. Alex; Brown, Edward F.; Brune, Carl R.; Champagne, Art E.; Chieffi, Alessandro; Couture, Aaron J.; Danielewicz, Pawel; Diehl, Roland; El-Eid, Mounib; Escher, Jutta; Fields, Brian D.; Fröhlich, Carla; Herwig, Falk; Hix, William Raphael; Iliadis, Christian; Lynch, William G.; McLaughlin, Gail C.; Meyer, Bradley S.; Mezzacappa, Anthony; Nunes, Filomena; O'Shea, Brian W.; Prakash, Madappa; Pritychenko, Boris; Reddy, Sanjay; Rehm, Ernst; Rogachev, Grigory; Rutledge, Robert E.; Schatz, Hendrik; Smith, Michael S.; Stairs, Ingrid H.; Steiner, Andrew W.; Strohmayer, Tod E.; Timmes, Frank X.; Townsley, Dean M.; Wiescher, Michael; Zegers, Remco G. T.; Zingale, Michael
"White Paper on Nuclear Astrophysics"
2017 Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, 94, 1-67 (arXiv:1603.02213)

Paxton, B.; Marchant, P.; Schwab, J.; Bauer, E.B.; Bildsten, L.; Cantiello, M.; Dessart, L.; Farmer, R.; Hu, H.; Langer, N.; Townsend, R.H.D.; Townsley, D.M.; Timmes, F.X.
"Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Binaries, Pulsations, and Explosions"
2015 ApJS, 220, 15 (arXiv:1506.03146) ; Errata: 2016 ApJS, 223, 18

Hermes, J.J.; Gänsicke, B.T.; Koester, D.; Bours, M.C.P.; Townsley, D.M.; Farihi, J.; Marsh, T.R.; Littlefair, Stuart; Dhillon, V.S.; Gianninas, A.; Breedt, E.; Raddi, R.
"Heavy metals in a light white dwarf: abundances of the metal-rich, extremely low-mass GALEX J1717+6757"
2014 MNRAS, 444, 1674 (arXiv:1407.7833)
Citations: 1

De, S., Timmes, F.X., Brown, E.F., Calder, A.C., Townsley, D.M., Athanassiadou, T., Chamulak, D.A., Hawley, W., Jack, D.
"On Silicon Group Elements Ejected by Supernovae Type Ia"
2014 ApJ, 787, 149 (arXiv:1304.4942)
Citations: 1

Jackson, A.P., Townsley, D.M., & Calder, A.C.
"Power-law Wrinkling Turbulence-Flame Interaction Model for Astrophysical Flames"
2014 ApJ, 784, 174 (arXiv:1402.4527)

Greiss, S., Gänsicke, B.T., Hermes, J.J., Steeghs, D., Koester, D., Ramsay, G., Barclay, T., Townsley, D.M.
"KIC 11911480: the second ZZ Ceti in the Kepler field"
2014 MNRAS, 438, 3086 (arXiv:1312.4541)
Citations: 5

Szkody, P.; Mukadam, A.S.; Gänsicke, B.T.; Henden, A.; Sion, E.M.; Townsley, D.M.; Christian, D.; Falcon, R.E.; Pyrzas, S.; Brown, J.; Funkhouser, K.
"Hubble Space Telescope and Ground-based Observations of V455 Andromedae Post-outburst"
2013 ApJ, 775, 66 (arXiv:1309.1217)
Citations: 1

Mukadam, A.S.; Townsley, D.M.; Szkody, Paula; Gänsicke, B.T.; Southworth, J.; Brockett, T.; Parsons, S.; Hermes, J.J.; Montgomery, M.H.; Winget, D.E.; Harrold, S.; Tovmassian, G.; Zharikov, S.; Drake, A.J.; Henden, A.; Rodriguez-Gil, P.; Sion, E.M.; Zola, S.; Szymanski, T.; Pavlenko, E.; Aungwerojwit, A.; Qian, S.-B.
"Enigmatic Recurrent Pulsational Variability in the Accreting White Dwarf EQ Lyn (SDSSJ074531.92+453829.6)"
2013 AJ, 146, 54
Citations: 2

Moore, K., Townsley, D.M., Bildsten, L.
"The Effects of Curvature and Expansion on Propagating Helium Detonations on White Dwarfs"
2013 ApJ, 776, 97 (arXiv:1308.4193)
Citations: 6

Szkody, P., Mukadam, A.S., Sion, E.M., Gänsicke, B.T., Henden, A., Townsley, D.
"Hubble Space Telescope and Optical Data on SDSSJ0804+5103 (EZ Lyn) One Year after Outburst"
2013 AJ 145, 121 (arXiv:1303.1876)
Citations: 1

Calder, A.C., Krueger, B.K., Jackson, A.P., Townsley, D.M.
"The influence of chemical composition on models of Type Ia supernovae"
2013 Frontiers of Physics, Online First, doi:10.1007/s11467-013-0301-4 (arXiv:1303.2207)
Citations: 4

Dubey, A., Calder, A.C., Daley, C., Fisher, R.T., Graziani, C., Jordan, G.C., Lamb, D.Q., Reid, L.B., Townsley, D.M., Weide, K.
"Pragmatic Optimizations for Better Scientific Utilization of Large Supercomputers"
2012 International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 1094342012464404

Jordan, G.C., IV, Graziani, C., Fisher, R.T., Townsley, D.M.; Meakin, C., Weide, K., Reid, L.B., Norris, J., Hudson, R., Lamb, D.Q.
"The Detonation Mechanism of the Pulsationally-Assisted Gravitationally-Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae"
2012 ApJ, 759, 53 (arXiv:1202.3997)
Citations: 14

Krueger, B.K., Jackson, A.P., Calder, A.C., Townsley, D.M., Brown, E.F., & Timmes, F.X.
"Evaluating Systematic Dependencies of Type Ia Supernovae: The Influence of Central Density"
2012 ApJ, 757, 175 (arXiv:1208.1986)
Citations: 12

Townsley, D.M., Moore, K., & Bildsten, L.
"Laterally Propagating Detonations in Thin Helium Layers on Accreting White Dwarfs"
2012 ApJ, 755, 4 (arXiv:1205.6517)
Citations: 20

Szkody, P, Mukadam, A.S.; Gänsicke, B.T., Henden, A., Sion, E.M., Townsley, D.M.; Chote, P., Harmer, D., Harpe, E.J., Hermes, J.J., Sullivan, D.J., Winget, D.E.
"HST and Optical Data Reveal White Dwarf Cooling, Spin, and Periodicities in GW Librae 3-4 Years after Outburst"
2012 ApJ, 753, 158 (arXiv:1205.2598)
Citations: 8

Calder, A.C., Krueger, B.K., Jackson, A.P., Townsley, D.M., Brown, E.F., Timmes, F.X.
"On Simulating Type Ia Supernovae"
2012 Journal of Physics Conference Series, 402, 012023, Conference on Computational Physics, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2011 (arXiv:1205.0966)
Citations: 2

Mukadam, A.S., Townsley, D.M., Szkody, P., Gänsicke, B.T., Winget, D.E., Hermes, J.J., Howell, S.B., Teske, J., Patterson, J., Kemp, J., & Armstrong, E.
"First Unambiguous Detection of the Return of Pulsations in the Accreting White Dwarf SDSS J074531.92+453829.6 After an Outburst"
2011 ApJ, 728, L33
Citations: 9

Calder, A.C., Krueger, B.K., Jackson, A.P., Townsley, D.M., Timmes, F.X., Brown, E.F., & Chamulak, D.A.
"Evaluating Systematic Dependencies of Type Ia Supernovae"
2010 accepted (SciDAC 2010 refereed conference proceedings) (arXiv:1011.4022)

Krueger, B., Jackson, A., Townsley, D.M., Calder, A.C., Chamulak, D.A., Brown, E.F., & Timmes, F.X.
"On Variations of the Brightness of Type Ia Spuernovae with the Age of the Host Stellar Population,"
2010 ApJ, 719, L5 (arXiv:1007.0910)
Citations: 26

Jackson, A., Calder, A.C., Townsley, D.M., Chamulak, D.A., Brown, E.F., & Timmes, F.X.
"Evaluating Systematic Dependencies of Type Ia Supernovae: The Influence of Deflagration to Detonation Density"
2010 ApJ, 720, 99 (arXiv:1007.1138)
Citations: 29

Mukadam, A., Townsley, D.M., Gaensicke, B.T., Szkody, P., Marsh, T.R., Robinson, E.L. et al
"Multi-site Observations of Pulsation in the Accreting White Dwarf SDSS J161033.64-010223.3 (V386 Ser)"
2010 ApJ, 714, 1702 (arXiv:1003.5703)
Citations: 14

Townsley, D.M., Jackson, A., Calder, A.C., Chamulak, D.A., Brown, E.F., & Timmes, F.X.
"Evaluating Systematic Dependencies of Type Ia Supernovae: The Influence of Progenitor 22Ne Content on Dynamics"
2009 ApJ, 701,1582 (arXiv:0906.4384)
Citations: 20

Townsley, D.M., Gänsicke, B.T.
"Cataclysmic Variable Primary Effective Temperatures: Constraints on Binary Angular Momentum Loss",
2009 ApJ, 693, 1007 (arXiv:0811.2447)
Citations: 73

Seitenzahl, I.R., Meakin, C.A., Townsley, D.M, Lamb, D.Q., & Truran, J.W.
"Spontaneous Initiation of Detonations in White Dwarf Environments: Determination of Critical Sizes"
2009 ApJ, 696, 515 (arXiv:0901.3677)
Citations: 41

Townsley, D.M.
"Treating Unresolvable Flame Physics in Simulations of Thermonuclear Supernovae",
2009 Computing in Science and Engineering, V. 11, Iss. 2, 18

Meakin, C.A., Seitenzahl, I.R., Townsley, D.M, Jordan, G.C. IV, Truran, J.W., & Lamb, D.Q.
"Study of the Detonation Phase in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae",
2009 ApJ, 693, 1188 (arXiv:0806.4972)
Citations: 42

Seitenzahl, I.R., Townsley, D.M., Peng, F., & Truran, J.W.
"Nuclear Statistical Equilibrium for Type Ia Supernova Simulations",
2009 ADNDT, 95, 96
Citations: 21

Southworth, J., Townsley, D.M., Gänsicke, B.T.
"Orbital periods of cataclysmic variables identified by the SDSS – IV. SDSS J220553.98+115553.7 has stopped pulsating",
2008 MNRAS, 388, 709
Citations: 9

Townsley, D.M., Bair, R.A., Dubey, A., Fisher, R.T., Hearn, N.C., Lamb, D.Q., Riley, K.M.
"Large-scale simulations of buoyancy-driven turbulent nuclear burning",
2008 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 125 012001 (SciDAC 2008 refereed conference proceedings)
Citations: 2

Jordan, G.C., Fisher, R.T., Townsley, D.M., Calder, A.C., Graziani, C., Asida, S., Lamb, D.Q. & Truran, J.W.
"Three-Dimensional Simulations of the Deflagration Phase of the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae",
2008 ApJ, 681, 1448 (astro-ph/0703573)
Citations: 59

Townsley, D.M., Calder, A.C., Asida, S., Seitenzahl, I.R., Peng, F., Vladimirova, N., Lamb, D.Q., & Truran, J.W.
"Flame Evolution During the Deflagration Phase of Type Ia Supernovae",
2007, ApJ, 668, 1118 (arXiv:0706.1094)
Citations: 35

Calder, A.C., Townsley, D.M., Seitenzahl, I.R., Peng, F., Messer, O.E.B., Vladimirova, N., Brown, E.F., Truran, J.W., & Lamb, D.Q.
"Capturing the Fire: Flame Energetics and Neutronizaton for Type Ia Supernova Simulations",
2007, ApJ, 656, 313 ( astro-ph/0611009)
Citations: 31

Arras, P., Townsley, D. M., & Bildsten, L.
"Pulsational Instabilities in Accreting White Dwarfs",
2006 ApJ, 643, L119 (astro-ph/0604319)
Citations: 41

Bildsten, L., Townsley, D. M., Deloye, C. J., & Nelemans, G.
"The Thermal State of the Accreting White Dwarf in AM Canum Venaticorum Binaries",
2006 ApJ, 640, 466 (astro-ph/0510652)
Citations: 36

Townsley, D. M. & Bildsten, L.
"Classical Novae as a Probe of the Cataclysmic Variable Population",
2005 ApJ, 628, 395 (astro-ph/0503556)
Citations: 38

Townsley, D. M., Arras, P., & Bildsten, L.
"Seismology of the Accreting White Dwarf in GW lib",
2004 ApJ, 608, L105 (astro-ph/0405132)
Citations: 27

Townsley, D. M. & Bildsten, L.
"Theoretical Modeling of the Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs Undergoing Classical Nova Cycles",
2004 ApJ, 600, 390 (astro-ph/0306080)
Citations: 82

Townsley, D. M. & Bildsten, L.
"Measuring White Dwarf Accretion Rates via Their Effective Temperatures",
2003 ApJ, 596, L227 (astro-ph/0309208)
Citations: 79

Townsley, D. M. & Bildsten, L.
"Faint Cataclysmic Variables in Quiescence: Globular Cluster and Field Surveys",
2002 ApJ, 565, L35 (astro-ph/0112270)
Citations: 44

Novotny, M. A., Rikvold, P. A., Kolesik, M., Townsley, D. M., and Ramos, R. A.
"Simulations of metastable decay in two- and three-dimensional models with microscopic dynamics",
2000, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 274, 356
Citations: 13

Conference Proceedings

Pala, A. F.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Beuermann, K.; Bildsten, L.; De Martino, D.; Godon, P.; Henden, A. A.; Hubeny, I.; Knigge, C.; Long, K. S.; Marsh, T. R.; Patterson, J.; Schreiber, M. R.; Sion, E. M.; Szkody, P.; Townsley, D.; Zorotovic, M.
"An Intensive HST/COS Study of 31 CV WDs"
2015 ASP Conf. Series 493, 521

Mukadam, Anjum S.; Pyrzas, Stylianos; Townsley, D. M.; Gänsicke, J. J.; Hermes, J. J.; Szkody, P.
"Angular Momentum Evolution of V455 Andromedae"
2015 ASP Conf. Series 493, 495

Toloza, Odette; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Hermes, JJ; Townsley, Dean M.; Szkody, Paula; Beuermann, K.; Bildsten, Lars; de Martino, D.; Godon, Patrick; Henden, Arne A.; Hubeny, Ivan; Knigge, Christian; Long, Knox S.; Marsh, T. R.; Patterson, Joseph; Schreiber, M. R.; Sion, Edward M.; Zorotovic, Monica
"GW Lib: a Unique Laboratory for White Dwarf Pulsations"
2015 ASP Conf. Series 493, 253

Greiss, S.; Gänsicke, B.; Hermes, J.J.; Steeghs, D.T.H.; Barclay, T.; Ramsay, G.; Townsley, D.
"The Search for White Dwarfs in the Kepler Field"
2013 ASP Conf. Series 469, 223

Szkody, P., Mukadam, A.S., Gänsicke, B.T., Sion, E.M., Townsley, D., Henden, A.
"Enigmas of Accreting Pulsating White Dwarfs",
2013 ASP Conf. Series 469, 31

Mukadam, A.S., Townsley, D.M., Szkody, P., Gänsicke, B.T., Winget, D.E., Hermes, J.J., Howell, S.B., Teske, J., Patterson, J., Kemp, J., & Armstrong, E.
2010 AIP Conf. Proc., 1273, 520 (2010AIPC.1273..520M)

Krueger, B.K., Jackson, A.P., Calder, A.C., Townsley, D.M., Brown, E.F., & Timmes, F.X.
"On Variations of the Brightness of Type Ia Supernovae With the Age of the Host Stellar Population"
2011, proceedings from "11th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos", PoS(NIC XI)253

Jackson, A.P., Calder, A.C., Townsley, D.M., Chamulak, D.A., Brown, E.F., & Timmes, F.X.
"Turbulence-Flame Interaction on the Early Evolution of Flames in Type Ia Supernovae"
2011, proceedings from "11th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos", PoS(NIC XI)249

Calder, A.C., Jackson, A.P., Krueger, B.K., Townsley, D.M., Chamulak, D.A., Brown, E.F., & Timmes, F.X.
"The Influence of Deflagration to Detonation Transition Density on Type Ia Supernovae",
2011, proceedings from "11th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos", PoS(NIC XI)251

Townsley, D.M., Arras, P., & Bildsten, L.
"Seismology of Rapidly Rotating Accreting White Dwarfs"
2010, proceedings from "Physics of Accreting Compact Binaries" (arXiv:1601.02046)

Townsley, D.M.
"Comparing Thermonuclear Runaway Conditions in Recurrent and Classical Novae"
RS Ophiuci 2006, in press

Townsley, D. M. & Bildsten, L.
"The Thermal Structure and Evolution of Accreting White Dwarfs"
Proceedings of the 15th European White Dwarf Workshop, in press.

Arras, P., Townsley, D., & Bildsten, L.
"Seismology of Accreting White Dwarfs"
2005, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 330, The Astrophysics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, p. 251, Edited by J.-M. Hameury and J.-P. Lasota. (San Francisco: ASP), (astro-ph/0410313)

Townsley, D. M. & Bildsten, L.
"Physical Interpretation of Dwarf Nova Primary Effective Temperatures"
2004, Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias) Vol. 20. IAU Colloquium 194, pp. 192-193

Townsley, D. M. & Bildsten, L.
"White Dwarf Colors in Low Accretion Rate Binaries"
2003, NATO Science Series II -- Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 105, p. 351 (Klewer), (astro-ph/0209195)

Bildsten, L. & Townsley, D.M.
"Internal Conditions of Accreting White Dwarfs"
2003, NATO Science Series II -- Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 105, p. 313 (Klewer), (astro-ph/0209197)

Townsley, D.M. & Bildsten, L.
"Compressional heating of accreting white dwarfs in CVs"
2002, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 261, The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, p. 31 (San Francisco:ASP), (astro-ph/0112267)

Invited Seminars and Conference Talks

March 26, 2015, "Modeling Combustion in Current Candidate Scenarios for Thermonuclear Supernovae", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Physics Division Seminar

September 16, 2014, "Detonation Products and the Dependence of SNIa Spectra on Progenitor Composition", Conference: "Supernovae Type Ia: progenitors, explosions, and cosmology", University of Chicago

August 14-15, 2014, I presented two half-days of lecture and workshop at the 2014 MESA Summerschool on simulating accreting white dwarf stars with MESA

April 10, 2013, "Explosive Thermonuclear Runaways in Helium Layers on White Dwarf Stars", Astronomy Colloquium, University of Oklahoma

May 14, 2013, "Nucleosynthesis and Electron Capture in Multidimensional Simulations of Type Ia Supernovae", Conference: "Fifty-one Ergs" held at North Carolina State University, USA

July 7, 2011, "Evaluating How Progenitor Properties Influence Type Ia Supernova Appearance", IAU Symposium 281: "Binary Paths to Type Ia Supernovae Explosions", Padova, Italy

October 22, 2010, "Thermonuclear Supernovae", Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Frontiers Workshop 2010, Abbey Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

July 27, 2010, "Seismology of Rapidly Rotating Accreting White Dwarfs", Conference "Physics of Accreting Compact Binaries", Kyoto, Japan

August 24, 2009, "Thermonuclear Supernovae, Their Stellar Origins, and the Makeup of The Universe", Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, University of Alabama

March 16, 2009, "Long Term Variation of Quiescent Effective Temperatures of CV White Dwarfs", Wild Stars in the Old West II, University of Arizona

November 24, 2008, "Thermonuclear Supernovae, Their Stellar Origins, and the Makeup of The Universe", Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar, University of Arizona

September 18, 2008, "Thermonuclear Supernovae, Their Stellar Origins, and the Makeup of The Universe", Astrophysics Seminar, Arizona State University

August 28, 2008, "Accretion-induced Thermonuclear Incineration of White Dwarf Stars", Conference The Equation of State in Astrophysics at Argonne National Laboratory

April 16, 2008, "White Dwarf Stars in Mass Transferring Binaries and their Outbursts", Astrophysics Seminar, State University of New York -- Stonybrook

March 18, 2008, "Thermonuclear Supernovae, Their Stellar Origins, and the Makeup of The Universe", Physics Division Seminar, Argonne National Laboratory

January 15, 2008, "Thermonuclear Supernovae, Their Stellar Origins, and the Makeup of The Universe", Physics Colloquium, North Carolina State University

November 5, 2007, "Explosions in Mass Transferring White Dwarf Stellar Binaries", Nuclear Astrophysics Seminar, Notre Dame University

October 26, 2007, "Explosions in Mass Transferring White Dwarf Stellar Binaries", Astrophysics Colloquium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

June 12, 2007, "Comparing Classical and Recurrent Novae", Invited Talk, RS Oph 2006

March 20, 2007, "Hydrogen Ignitions in Cataclysmic Variables", Invited Talk, KITP Conference: Accretion and Explosion

March 1, 2007, "Flame Evolution During the Deflagration of a White Dwarf in a Type Ia Supernova" Monthly astrophysics lunch seminar, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago

August 10, 2006, "The Thermal Structure and Evolution of Accreting White Dwarfs" The 15th European White Dwarf Workshop, Leicester, U.K.

August 3, 2006, "Accreting WD Adiabatic Seismology and GW Lib", CV WD workshop, University of Warwick, U.K.

August 3, 2006, "Determining Average Accretion Rate from Effective Temperature", CV WD workshop, University of Warwick, U.K.

January 18, 2006, "Accreting WD Adiabatic Seismology and GW Lib", Invited Talk, Pulsating CV WD Workshop, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

July 15, 2005, "The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs and What It Tells Us About the Evolution of Compact Binaries", Seminar, IEEC, Barcelona, Spain

July 6, 2005, "Thermal Evolution of AM CVn Primaries", Invited Talk, AM CVn Workshop, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

March 3, 2005, "Characterizing and Understanding Accreting White Dwarf Stars", Seminar, Argonne National Lab, Chicago

October 4, 2004, "The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs and What They Tell Us About the Evolution of Compact Binaries", Seminar, Michigan State University

September 15, 2003, "The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs Undergoing Classical Novae", Seminar, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

September 10, 2003, "The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs Undergoing Classical Novae", Seminar, ASCI Flash Center, University of Chicago

January 28, 2003, "Theoretical Expectations for Quiescent CV Colors", Invited Talk, KITP Conference: Globular Clusters: Formation, Evolution and the Role of Compact Objects, http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/clusters_c03/townsley/

Other Seminars and Talks

May 16, 2007, "Flame Evolution and the Properties of Ias in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Scenario", KITP Workshop: White Dwarfs, Accretion and Explosion

May 16, 2007, "Classical Novae and the Thermal History of CV White Dwarfs", KITP Workshop: White Dwarfs, Accretion and Explosion

October 7, 2005, "The Astrophysical Conditions of Classical Nova Nucleosynthesis", Contributed Talk, Argonne National Lab Nuclear Theory Workshop, Chicago

October 23, 2003, "Pulsations on Accreting White Dwarfs", Contributed Talk, Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California Meeting 2003, UCLA

September 18, 2003, "The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs Undergoing Classical Novae", Seminar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

April 10, 2003, "The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs Undergoing Classical Novae", Seminar, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/astro99/townsley/

October 18, 2002, "Spectral evolution of Old Cataclysmic Variables", Contributed Talk, Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California Meeting 2002, KITP, UCSB

January 9, 2002, "Physics of Accreting White Dwarf Stars", Seminar, UCSB

October 26, 2001, "Compressional Heating of Accreting White Dwarfs", Contributed Talk, 1st Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California Meeting, Caltech

April 26, 2001, "Compressional Heating of Accreting White Dwarfs", Seminar, KITP, UCSB

Outreach

December 11, 2004, "The Life of a Star", Saturday Academy for Space Science (extracurricular high school science program), Chicago State University

Non-Academic Publication

Townsley, Dean
"Installing Linux (with pen support) on the Acer Travelmate C100."
2003, LinuxDevices.com http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT9956715302.html