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Dr. S.G.M. (Silvia) Toonen

Faculty of Science
Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy
Photographer: Silvia Toonen

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
Postal address
  • Postbus 94249
    1090 GE Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Publications



    • Gentile Fusillo, N. P., Tremblay, P-E., Gänsicke, B. T., Manser, C. J., Cunningham, T., Cukanovaite, E., ... Cummings, J. D. (2019). A Gaia Data Release 2 catalogue of white dwarfs and a comparison with SDSS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482(4), 4570-4591. [details]
    • Lyutikov, M., & Toonen, S. (2019). Fast-rising blue optical transients and AT2018cow following electron-capture collapse of merged white dwarfs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 487(4), 5618-5629. [details]
    • Manser, C. J., Gänsicke, B. T., Eggl, S., Hollands, M., Izquierdo, P., Koester, D., Landstreet, J. D., Lyra, W., Marsh, T. R., Meru, F., Mustill, A. J., Rodríguez-Gil, P., Toloza, O., Veras, D., Wilson, D. J., Burleigh, M. R., Davies, M. B., Farihi, J., Gentile Fusillo, N., ... Portegies Zwart, S. (2019). A planetesimal orbiting within the debris disc around a white dwarf star. Science, 364(6435), 66-69. [details]
    • Perpinyà-Vallès, M., Rebassa-Mansergas, A., Gänsicke, B. T., Toonen, S., Hermes, J. J., Gentile Fusillo, N. P., & Tremblay, P-E. (2019). Discovery of the first resolved triple white dwarf. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 483(1), 901-907. [details]
    • Rebassa-Mansergas, A., Toonen, S., Korol, V., & Torres, S. (2019). Where are the double-degenerate progenitors of Type Ia supernovae? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482(3), 3656-3668. [details]
    • Renzo, M., Zapartas, E., de Mink, S. E., Götberg, Y., Justham, S., Farmer, R. J., ... Sana, H. (2019). Massive runaway and walkaway stars: A study of the kinematical imprints of the physical processes governing the evolution and explosion of their binary progenitors. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 624, [A66]. [details]
    • Zapartas, E., de Mink, S. E., Justham, S., Smith, N., de Koter, A., Renzo, M., ... Toonen, S. (2019). The diverse lives of progenitors of hydrogen-rich core-collapse supernovae: the role of binary interaction. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 631, [A5]. [details]
    • Zenati, Y., Perets, H. B., & Toonen, S. (2019). Neutron star-white dwarf mergers: early evolution, physical properties, and outcomes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 486(2), 1805-1813. [details]
    • Zenati, Y., Toonen, S., & Perets, H. B. (2019). Formation and evolution of hybrid He-CO white dwarfs and their properties. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482(1), 1135-1142. [details]


    • Czerny, B., Beaton, R., Bejger, M., Cackett, E., Dall'Ora, M., Holanda, R. F. L., ... Yoshii, Y. (2018). Astronomical Distance Determination in the Space Age: Secondary Distance Indicators. Space Science Reviews, 214(1), [32]. [details]
    • Hollands, M. A., Tremblay, P-E., Gänsicke, B. T., Gentile-Fusillo, N. P., & Toonen, S. (2018). The Gaia 20 pc white dwarf sample. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480(3), 3942-3961. [details]
    • Mahy, L., Gosset, E., Manfroid, J., Nitschelm, C., Hervé, A., Semaan, T., Sana, H., Le Bouquin, J-B., & Toonen, S. (2018). The triple system HD 150136: From periastron passage to actual masses. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 616, [A75]. [details]
    • Robson, T., Cornish, N. J., Tamanini, N., & Toonen, S. (2018). Detecting hierarchical stellar systems with LISA. Physical Review D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, 98(6), [64012]. [details]
    • Shen, K. J., Boubert, D., Gänsicke, B. T., Jha, S. W., Andrews, J. E., Chomiuk, L., ... Williams, B. J. (2018). Three Hypervelocity White Dwarfs in Gaia DR2: Evidence for Dynamically Driven Double-degenerate Double-detonation Type Ia Supernovae. Astrophysical Journal, 865(1), [15]. [details]
    • Toonen, S., Perets, H. B., & Hamers, A. S. (2018). Rate of WD-WD head-on collisions in isolated triples is too low to explain standard type Ia supernovae. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 610, [A22]. [details]
    • Toonen, S., Perets, H. B., Igoshev, A. P., Michaely, E., & Zenati, Y. (2018). The demographics of neutron star - white dwarf mergers: Rates, delay-time distributions, and progenitors. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 619, [A53]. [details]



    • Baker, J., Haiman, Z., Rossi, E. M., Berger, E., Brandt, N., Breedt, E., ... Volonteri, M. (2019). Multimessenger science opportunities with mHz gravitational waves. Bulletin - American Astronomical Society, 51(3), 123.


    • Robson, T., Cornish, N., Toonen, S., Tamanini, N., & Korol, V. (2018). Studying Hierarchical Triple Galactic Binaries in LISA. Abstract from April Meeting 2018, Columbus, United States.
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