Astronomy seminar: "Using the environment to infer supernova progenitor properties"

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 14:00 - 15:00
Lluis Galbany, University of Pittsburgh

Integral Field Spectroscopy (IFS) applied to supernova (SN) environmental studies have shown the potential of this technique to directly characterize the galactic environmental parameters at SN locations, compare them to those at different locations of the galaxy, and put constraints on progenitor stars for different SN types. In this talk, I will summarize current efforts from the PISCO compilation, Hi-KIDS, MaNGA, and the AMUSING surveys, that have put together more than 500 SN hosts observed with IFS, and give details about published results from these datasets. 

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6