A Royal Astronomical Society Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by ^Antonia Bevan (UCL); Ilse De Looze (UCL); Roger Wesson (UCL); Justyn Maund (Sheffield); Mikako Matsuura (Cardiff)
The vast majority of supernovae explode in distant galaxies where resolving details of their structure, circumstellar environments and chemistry is challenging. In contrast, there are a number of nearby supernova remnants whose complex properties can be well understood from detailed, spatially resolved observations. By understanding the evolution of supernovae from their outburst to their nebular phase to that of supernova remnants, we can use the high-quality observations of supernova remnants in our local environment to better understand the physics of supernovae. This specialist meeting will bring together experts in supernovae at all stages of their evolution to discuss issues ranging from dust formation, morphologies and progenitor systems to circumstellar environments and jets.
Admission to Specialist Discussion Meetings is free for RAS Fellows, £15 for non-fellows (£5 for students), cash or cheque only, collected at the registration desk. Admission to the subsequent Open (Monthly A&G) Meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society is open to all, at no charge