Northwestern University

Feb
23
Fri 4:00 PM

Danny Milisavljevic: Reverse Engineering Supernovae

When: Friday, February 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, L211, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Yassaman   847.491.7650

Group: Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Category: Academic

Description:

Title: Reverse Engineering Supernovae

Speaker: Danny Milisavljevic, Purdue University

Abstract: Core-collapse supernovae mark the catastrophic deaths of massive stars and are among the most powerful explosions in the universe. They shape and enrich their host galaxies; produce a variety of exotic objects including neutron stars, black holes, and some gamma-ray bursts; are a major site of nucleosynthesis and dust; are prodigious emitters of neutrinos; and are likely to be strong Galactic sources of gravitational waves.


I will review how radio-through-X-ray investigations of the entire supernova life cycle -- from progenitor star, to explosion, to remnant -- are helping to “reverse engineer” solutions to key open questions in stellar evolution. I will also explore how unexpected connections between precision supernova tomography and future time domain surveys (including LSST) can provide firm observational tests for state-of-the-art simulations attempting to predict and interpret the multi-messenger signals from the next Galactic supernova.

Host: Margutti

Speaker Schedule

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium

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