`Looking At Supernovae With New Eyes'

September 19, 2011
Brown Hall 261

4 PM

Speaker: Tabetha Hole
Title: `Looking At Supernovae With New Eyes'

Supernovae are cataclysmic explosions of stars that have dramatically shaped both the evolution of the universe, and our understanding of it. Yet there are still many things we don't understand about these events, from their progenitors through the explosion mechanism to the remnants they leave behind. In the past, every new mechanism we have employed for looking at SNe have given us surprises and new insights. In this talk, I will present my work using two relatively new diagnostics for understanding the structure of SNe: line polarization and forbidden line profiles.

Refreshments will be served at 3:45 PM