Department of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
7:30 pm; ESS Building, Room 001
Friday, February 01, 2019


The Life and Death of Massive Stars

Sydney Andrews

Mankind has long observed the stars in the night sky. New stars are continually being born, living their lives, and dying; returning themselves to the cosmic circle of life. The lives the stars lead depend on how large they are. Our sun is a relatively average and low mass star. However, massive stars are less common and live more dramatic lives. This talk will follow the life of a massive star: from formation, through its main phases of life, its dramatic and explosive death as a core-collapse supernova, and what remains of the star in the cosmos.

Ms. Andrews is a Graduate Research Assistant at Stony Brook University. She has won the 2018 Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) for work in computational astrophysics and core-collapse supernovae. A Los Alamos native, she has also held student research appointments at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2014-2017).