Calendar

Nov
8
Thu
ASTR 620 – Planetary Processes
Nov 8 @ 8:55 am – 10:10 am
ASTR 555 – Galaxies I
Nov 8 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
ASTR 555 - Galaxies I
Nov
9
Fri
Colloquium: Laura Chomiuk (Host: Moire Prescott)
Nov 9 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Laura Chomiuk (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102

Rethinking the Fundamentals of Classical Nova Explosions

Laura Chomiuk, MSU

Over the past few years, a revolution has been taking place in our understanding of classical novae, largely driven by the discovery of GeV gamma-rays emanating from these garden-variety explosions. These gamma-rays hint that shocks are energetically important—perhaps even dominant—in novae. I will present our burgeoning understanding of shocks in novae, from both multi-wavelength observational and theoretical perspectives, and illustrate how novae can be used as testbeds to understand other shock-powered explosions.

Nov
12
Mon
ASTR 545 – Stellar Spectroscopy
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
ASTR 545 - Stellar Spectroscopy
Nov
13
Tue
ASTR 620 – Planetary Processes
Nov 13 @ 8:55 am – 10:10 am
ASTR 555 – Galaxies I
Nov 13 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
ASTR 555 - Galaxies I
Society of Astronomy Students Meeting
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
14
Wed
ASTR 545 – Stellar Spectroscopy
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
ASTR 545 - Stellar Spectroscopy
Nov
15
Thu
ASTR 620 – Planetary Processes
Nov 15 @ 8:55 am – 10:10 am
ASTR 555 – Galaxies I
Nov 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
ASTR 555 - Galaxies I