The Physics of Cosmic Explosions: Revealing the Identity of Type Ia Supernovae

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3 LeConte Hall

Type Ia supernovae are famous for the role they play in determining the accelerating expansion of the universe. In addition, they spread nuclear burning ashes throughout galaxies, over time producing a large fraction of the heavy elements in the universe. Let's explore recent advances that give us hope that we'll soon uncover the fundamental nature of these cosmic explosions.
Ken Shen, Assistant Researcher

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