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The Explosive World of Supernovae

Feb 28, 2018 to Feb 28, 2018 7 - 8pm

Wednesday, 2/28, 7-8p
Main Meeting Room
For adults & teens

The Crab Nebula supernovaSupernovae are one of nature’s grandest and most awe-inspiring events: the death of a star in a brilliant explosion. Learn how the life cycle of certain stars leads to their inevitable violent demise and how our understanding of supernovae has evolved over the past millennium.

Presenter: Dr. Chris D’Andrea studies supernova cosmology and supernova astrophysics as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. Chris received his B.A. in Physics and Astronomy from Dartmouth College and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania prior to moving to England in 2011 to work on the Dark Energy Survey (DES). Chris returned to UPenn in 2016, where he now leads the DES supernova program.