The Viability of Novae as Sources of Galactic Lithium featuring Alex Kemp (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Understanding the behavior of white dwarfs in interacting binary systems is critical to determining the rates, distributions, and chemical contributions from transients such as novae and type Ia supernovae. In this talk I will be presenting results from my recent work on novae, which combines population synthesis (binary_c) and galactic chemical evolution modeling (OMEGA+). I will address the impact of novae on galactic chemical evolution for a wide range of elements with reference to the role played by the underlying nova-physics. Particular attention will be paid to the viability of novae as dominant stellar sources of lithium in the Milky Way.