Exploring the Physics of Supernovae

Dr. Tabetha Hole
Department of Physics
Weber State University

Supernovae are cataclysmic explosions of stars, which have dramatically shaped both the evolution of the universe and our understanding of it. Yet there are still many things we don't understand about them, such as the trigger of the explosion and the structure and composition of the remnants they leave behind. In this talk, I will explore our current understanding of these extreme astrophysical events, and the tools we are using to further probe their physics.