Can Supernovae Be an Important Source of Dust in the Interstellar Medium of Galaxies?

Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00am PST
Speaker: 
Mikako Matsuura
Affiliation: 
Cardiff University
Location: 
N/A
Event Type: 
Teletalk

In the last decade, Spitzer, Herschel and ALMA have opened up a new era of supernova studies. New findings include detections of dust and molecules from supernovae and supernova remnants. These findings are paving the ways to understand if supernovae can be the major source of dust in galaxies, and to constrain explosive nucleo-synthesis, that is considered to be the main source of elements in galaxies, and explosion mechanisms, which would provide kinetic energy into the interstellar medium of galaxies. I am going to present our latest observations from Herschel, ALMA and SOFIA  of supernova 1987A and Galactic supernova remnants.

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