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Astronomy Colloquium

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
What Happens When a Massive Star Fails (Sort of) to Explode?
Eliot Quataert, UC Berkeley,

There are observational and theoretical reasons to suspect that up to 10s of percent of massive stars that undergo core-collapse at the end of their lives fail to explode in a canonical energetic supernova explosion.    In this talk I will describe what transpires in such nominally failed supernovae and how they may manifest themselves observationally in time-domain surveys.

For more information, please contact Judy McClain by phone at 626-395-4970 or by email at [email protected].