Toronto Reference Library: Nature's Supercolliders: The Extreme Environments of Stellar Graveyards

Jennifer West
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

We are all made of stardust. That dust comes from the debris left over after a massive star explodes. These environments are so extreme they are unlike anything we can find or duplicate on Earth. Understanding them gives us clues of the origin of our Earth and everything on it. In this talk U of T's Jennifer West will tell you about how these fascinating stellar graveyards are the building blocks of life, and how we can learn more about them.

Jennifer is a Postdoctoral Fellow who uses large radio surveys and radio polarimetry to study magnetic fields in supernova remnants and in the Milky Way Galaxy. A long time member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Jennifer is enthusiastic about astronomy education and outreach.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Toronto Public Library and the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto
Location: Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre (3rd floor), 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON