The lives and death throes of massive stars
Between 27 November and 2 December, over 180 astrophysicists will be meeting in Auckland to discuss the latest research on massive stars and their explosive deaths in supernovae. On Saturday 3 December the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland will be holding a public symposium to highlight some exciting research from the meeting as well as other fascinating aspects of astronomy. The talks will begin at 12pm and finish at approximately 3.30pm.
Please join the following guest speakers on Saturday 3 December:
- 12-12.40pm: Dr Yaël Nazé from the University of Liège will discuss ancient astronomy.
- 12.40-1.10pm: Dr JJ Eldridge from the University of Auckland will talk about the latest news about massive stars, their supernovae and their role in shaping the Universe.
- 1.20-1.50pm: Ms Ylva Götberg, a PhD candidate from the University of Amsterdam, will present a talk on mysterious stars that we know exist but can't locate.
- 1.50-2.20pm: Mr John Bray, a PhD candidate from the University of Auckland, will discuss neutron star kicks and mergers.
- 2.20-2.50pm: Dr André-Nicolas Chené will explain how to see our Galaxy from outside without leaving Earth.
From 3-3.30pm there will be a special mystery guest who will talk about science fiction.