There will be a FREE physics dialogue, “Supernova Forensics” given by Alicia Soderberg, Harvard University, at 5:30 PM, Thursday, June 21, at the Aspen Center for Physics, 6th & Gillespie. For several decades, observational studies of supernova (SN) explosions have focused almost exclusively on the optical emission that dominates their bolometric luminosity. Yet many of the leading breakthroughs in our understanding of supernovae have been enabled by observations at other wavelengths. I will present new results on the nature of the progenitors, evolutionary histories, and explosion properties based on untraditional supernova studies. The combination of sensitive radio/mm-band arrays, wide-field optical surveys, and gravitational wave facilities mark this decade as an opportune time for an in depth study of supernovae. For more information about all of our 50th Anniversary events, please see www.aspenphys.org or call 925-2585.
Free Physics Dialogue, “Supernova Forensics”
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