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Paper: Untangling the White Dwarf Luminosity Functions
Volume: 509, 20th European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EuroWD16)
Page: 25
Authors: Lam, M. C.
Abstract: The inversion of the white dwarf luminosity function provides an independent way to prove the past star formation history of the Milky Way independent of any cosmological models. In Rowell & Hambly (2011), the effective volume method uses the average properties of all the objects in a given bin, so a significant amount of information is lost in the early stage of the analysis. In this work, I explore the possibility of assigning objects individually in a probabilistic way using the generalised Schmidt density estimator (1/Vmax).
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