Research Interests

I am interested in accreting compact objects across the mass spectrum, from white dwarfs (Cataclysmic Variable Stars; CVs) to black holes (Active Galactic Nuclei; AGN). My research is focused on the time-domain variability of these systems and what it implies for their structure and geometry. I also use large scale surveys to identify large samples of cataclysmic variables, which we use to understand how binary stars evolve. At the moment, I am using Gaia Alerts to identify and follow up on these accreting white dwarfs. Click on the pictures below to learn more.

TRANSIENTS FROM GAIA ALERTS

CATACLYSMIC VARIABLES/AM CVn STARS

DOUBLE WHITE DWARFS

ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI

My Publications

Links to refereed publications
and conference talks

Click here

The Interacting Binary Newsletter

A quarterly newsletter curated by myself and Simone Scaringi (University of Canterbury)

Read/subscribe here

Elmé Breedt (Lategan)





Institute of Astronomy
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB3 0HA
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 766096
t: @fortyseventuc