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13:15 - 13:55 7 October 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: On supernovae and serendipity


Darwin Lecture Theatre | UCL Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Steve Fossey, UCL Physics and Astronomy

Thermonuclear supernovae signal the sudden and explosive destruction of a white-dwarf star, but rarely occur in our cosmic neighbourhood. However in January 2014 such a supernova appeared in a nearby galaxy, and was discovered in UCL’s teaching observatory. This is the story of that serendipitous discovery and some early results on the nature of these cosmologically significant events.


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