Calendar

Nov
6
Fri
Colloquium: OPEN
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Colloquium: OPEN @ online
Nov
13
Fri
Colloquium: Jen Andrews (Host: Joe Burchett)
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Colloquium: Jen Andrews (Host: Joe Burchett) @ BX102

Supernova Imposter Syndrome: Eruptions of Massive Stars

Jen Andrews, University of Arizona

Existing in the magnitude space between traditional supernovae (SNe) and classical novae lies a zoo of explosive and eruptive transients with maximum absolute magnitudes of MV between -10 and -15.
Traditionally interpreted as giant luminous blue variable (LBV) eruptions these often dubbed “SN imposters” likely arise from a variety of initial stellar masses and are caused by physical mechanisms ranging from instabilities in nuclear burning as the object
evolves off the main sequence to stellar mergers in binary star systems. Moreover, some individual LBV giant eruptions, including the prototypical case of Eta Car, have been proposed as massive-star merger events. All of these involve large amounts of episodic
mass loss, and many of them share observed properties that blur the distinction between categories. While their eruptions mimic those of SNe, these transients appear to all be non-terminal, leaving some form of the progenitor behind after eruption. I will
discuss this class of non-terminal transients, including the Great Eruption of the enigmatic Eta Car and a uniquely puzzling SN imposter in M74.

https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/96153330256

Nov
20
Fri
Colloquium: Yamila Miguel (Host: Wlad Lyra)
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Colloquium: Yamila Miguel (Host: Wlad Lyra) @ online

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Yamila Miguel, Leiden Observatory

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https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/96153330256

Nov
27
Fri
No Colloquium – Thanksgiving Break
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
No Colloquium - Thanksgiving Break @ BX102

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Dec
4
Fri
Colloquium:Mausumi Dikpati (Host: Juie Shetye)
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Colloquium:Mausumi Dikpati (Host: Juie Shetye) @ BX102

Colloquium Title

Mausumi Dikpati, HAO

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https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/96153330256

Dec
11
Fri
No Colloquium – Final Exam Week
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
No Colloquium - Final Exam Week @ BX102

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