Category Archives: Stellar Explosions

Review: supernovae, white dwarves & the accelerating Universe

Astronomy Twitter Journal Club tackled supernova progenitors for its 10th meeting, inspired by this year’s Nobel Physics Prize, which was awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess. Congratulations! There’s some background to the topic in our preview post … Continue reading

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The week’s meeting: supernovae, white dwarves & the accelerating Universe

This Thursday, at 20:10 UK time, Astronomy Twitter Journal Club is going to be considering white dwarves, supernova progenitors and how this all relates to this year’s Nobel Physics Prize, which has been awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and … Continue reading

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Transcript: Cold flows and the first quasars

The transcript of the seventh Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/2095 or http://chirpstory.com/li/2095. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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Transcript: Demographics of Bulge Types within 11 Mpc and Implications for Galaxy Evolution

The transcript of the fifth Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/2014 or http://chirpstory.com/li/2014. You can also download the PDF: Tweet Transcript Archive for Demographics of Bulge Types within 11 Mpc and Implications for Galaxy Evolution

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Review: Relativistic shock breakouts

The paper selected for the fourth Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting (8:10 p.m. UK time, 7:10 p.m. UT, Thursday 7th July 2011) was Relativistic shock breakouts – a variety of gamma-ray flares: from low luminosity gamma-ray bursts to type Ia supernovae by … Continue reading

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Transcript: Relativistic shock breakouts

The transcript of the fourth Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/1953 or http://chirpstory.com/li/1953. You can also download the PDF: Tweet Transcript Archive for Relativistic shock breakouts.

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This week’s paper: Relativistic shock breakouts

This week’s paper will be Relativistic shock breakouts – a variety of gamma-ray flares: from low luminosity gamma-ray bursts to type Ia supernovae by Nakar and Sari, June 13 2011 (arXiv:1106.2556v1). The meeting will take place at 19:10 UT, 7th July 2011. When … Continue reading

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