Ben Tofflemire

Graduate Student

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Ph: (608) 263-1460
Office: 6511C Sterling Hall

Research Interests:

Stars. Specifically, I find atmospheric convection and its role in the development magnetic fields fascinating.


I am a first year grad student studying compact binaries (stellar binary systems in which one member is a white dwarf or neutron star) with Marina Orio. Our research is just getting underway so stay tuned for more details.

My previous research at the University of Washington involved contemporaneous multi-band observations of low mass flare stars in the optical and infrared (IR). This work helped to determine the effect M dwarf stellar flares have on the IR continuum and specifically how flare events could effect the search and characterization of extrasolar planets at IR wavelengths.

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