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).