Exploding Stars in Leiden

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Just arrived in Leiden. Tomorrow, at the Lorentz Center, an international workshop on Supernova explosions will start. It will focus on the progenitors of one specific class of SNe, called Type Ia. They became famous because of the implications they had on the acceleration of the universe. During the last few years, my collaborators and  I have been trying to find something in the surroundings of Ia that would tell us about the stellar system/s that produce/s these powerful explosions. Of course other researchers had other ideas to tackle this problem, which Mario Livio has defined as “embarrassing”.

So, in the next days I will be blogging from here. Now I am starving, I’ll look around to grab some food. Ciao.

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