University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Ast 8110.001

Interpreting and Understanding Supernovae

Session: Spring 2018 (1/16-5/04)
Instructor: Patrick Kelly (e-mail: plkelly @
Time: 1430 MW
Location: Tate Hall B65

Supernovae (SNe) represent a final, explosive stage of stellar evolution and play important roles in the lives of galaxies. This seminar will present an overview of the current understanding of the diversity of thermonuclear and core-collapse SNe, including those associated with gamma-ray bursts. It will focus on the outstanding questions about their progenitor populations and explosion mechanisms, as well as the numerous applications of SNe as tools.

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