Speaker at New Scientist Live 2022

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

Speaker 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.
Period9 Oct 2022
Event titleNew Scientist Live 2022
Event typeExhibition
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational