by Antonette Romero last modified Apr 11, 2012

NRAO/Socorro Colloquium Series

Roger Chevalier

University of Virginia


Superluminous Supernovae


Superluminous supernovae can have optical luminosities hundreds of times larger than normal events. I argue that most of these are the result of interaction with dense circumstellar matter. They are related to Type IIn (narrow emission line) supernovae and possibly to subluminous gamma-ray bursts. I speculate on the origin of the dense circumstellar matter.



May 4, 2012
11:00 am

Array Operations Center Auditorium

All NRAO employees are invited to attend via video, available in Charlottesville Room 230, Green Bank Room 137 and Tucson N525.

Local Host: Amy Mioduszewski