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May 22, 2019

The Biggest Explosions in the Universe

Raffaella Margutti
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Northwestern University

6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

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New telescopes are sampling the night sky with unprecedented sensitivity across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio wavelengths to the X-rays. These exercises have led to the discovery of completely new types of stellar explosions and revolutionized our understanding of phenomena that we thought we already knew.

Come on out to hear Raffaella review some very recent developments in the field that have resulted from the capability to acquire a true panchromatic view of the most extreme stellar deaths in nature.