APEC Seminar (Astronomy - Particle Physics - Experimental Physics - Cosmology)

Speaker: Hiroya Yamaguchi (ISAS/JAXA)
Title: Type Ia supernova progenitor issue: recent progress and future prospect
Date (JST): Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 12:00 - 13:00
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 2204.pdf
Abstract: Type Ia supernovae, widely believed to result from thermonuclear explosions of white dwarfs, are extremely important phenomena in the Universe, owing to their roles as distance indicators in cosmology and major sources of iron. However, many of their fundamental aspects, e.g., how their progenitors evolve and explode, remain elusive.
I will present recent progress in observational and theoretical studies toward solving this issue, and discuss prospects for future projects, including both electromagnetic and gravitational wave observations.