A Type Ia Supernova Lifetime: From Simmers to Explosions March 7, 2010
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Vampire mechanism for Type Ia supernova
A Talk Chris Richardson
(Dept of Astrophysics, Michigan State University)
Tuesday March 9th, at 4:00PM, Room 2153
Physical Science Building
Type Ia Supernovae are seen at the far reaches of the Universe due to thermonuclear incineration of white dwarves. Their uniform light curves serve as valuable assets in determining cosmological parameters, however, the underlying mechanisms are far from understood. Exploring the lifetimes and models of SNe Ia provide valuable insight to these mechanisms.