SX Seminar Series: Supernova explosions

When:  Mar 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (MT)
Associated with  University of Calgary

Sigma Xi Seminar Series

Sponsored by Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society



Supernova explosions




Dr. Denis Leahy,

Department of Physics and Astronomy




Thursday, March 22th 2018, 5 pm

University of Calgary, Biological Sciences Room 211




Abstract:  Supernova explosions have wide ranging effects in the universe. To start, an overview of the life and death of stars will be given, with emphasis on the end stage and explosion. The causes and effects of the explosion process will be examined. Then observational and modelling work on supernovae carried out at the University of Calgary will be reviewed.



Bio: Denis Leahy graduated from the University of British Columbia in a PhD in Physics in 1980.  He completed his master in Physics in 1976 at UBC and his BSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo in 1975. From 1980-82, he worked as an NRC Research Associate in X-ray Astronomy at Marshall Space Flight Center.  He has been a faculty member at UofC since 1983.  His research areas are observations, data analysis, and computer modeling of high energy astrophysics focusing on supernovae and their remnants, X-ray binaries, and neutron stars.

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We also wish to acknowledge the Department of Biological Sciences which has provided the venue


Biological Sciences 211
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB


Kelly Monteleone