Stockholm university

Research group The supernova group

Massive stars can end their lives in giant explosions, so-called supernovae.

Supernova 1989A
Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies, SN 1987A was the nearest supernova explosion observed in centuries and it quickly became the best studied supernova of all time. Credit: ALMA: ESO/NAOJ/NRAO/A. Angelich, Hubble: NASA, ESA, R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation) and P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Chandra: NASA/CXC/Penn State/K. Frank et al.

Group description

At the department, the structure, dynamics and formation of elements in supernovae are studied through modeling and observations. Studies of the interaction of supernovae with the surrounding gas are also performed, which provides direct information about the progenitor's mass loss history just before the explosion. Other important aspects are the connection to the compact object (black hole or neutron star) that is formed in the center of the explosion, and how much dust is created in exploding stars.

Part of the research is done in collaboration with the Physics departments at Stockholm University and KTH within the Oskar Klein Centre.

 

Group members

Group managers

Jesper Sollerman

Professor

Department of Astronomy
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Members

Eliot Henri Roger Ayache

Guest researcher

Department of Astronomy

Smaranika Banerjee

Postdoc

Department of Astronomy

Stan Barmentloo

PhD student

Department of Astronomy

Claes-Ingvar Björnsson

Professor emeritus

Department of Astronomy

Seán Brennan

Post doctor

Department of Astronomy
Seán Brennan

Mattias Ergon

Senior Researcher

Department of Astronomy

Claes Fransson

Adjungerad professor

Department of Astronomy

Anamaria Gkini

PhD

Department of Astronomy

Yang Hu

Doktorand

Department of Astronomy

Anders Jerkstrand

Senior Researcher

Department of Astronomy
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Emir Karamehmetoglu

PhD student

Department of Astronomy

Erik Kool

Postdoc

Department of Astronomy
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Peter Lundqvist

Professor

Department of Astronomy
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Ragnhild Lunnan

Assistant Professor

Department of Astronomy
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Priscila Jael Pessi

Postdoctor

Department of Astronomy
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Jesper Sollerman

Professor

Department of Astronomy
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Barteld van Baal

PhD student

Department of Astronomy

Deepika Venkattu

PhD student

Department of Astronomy
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Sheng Yang

Guest researcher

Department of Astronomy
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