Description of ActivitySpeaker on 'The Science of Exploding Stars.'
Supernovae are the explosions of stars. They are some of the most energetic phenomena in the Universe, rivalling the combined light of billions of stars. In this talk, astrophysicist Or Graur will be your guide to these awe-inspiring astronomical phenomena. He will explain how a deep observational understanding of supernovae - why and how they shine - allows us to use them as tools for experiments in physics and cosmology. He will describe the lives and deaths of stars and the supernova remnants, neutron stars, and black holes they leave behind. Graur will also reveal how supernovae may have caused a mass extinction event on Earth 2.6 million years ago, and how they played a role in the transformation of astronomy from astrology to astrophysics.
|Period||9 Oct 2022|
|Event title||New Scientist Live 2022|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Degree of Recognition||International|