Lecture: “Cosmic Explosions”

10. November 2014

Winter semester 2014/2015

by Rüdiger Pakmor (Mentor: Volker Springel)

The lecture on “Cosmic Explosions” will be given at Heidelberg University in the winter term of 2014/2015.

Starting on October 17, the lecture will be held in the seminar room nHS at Philosophenweg 12 on Fridays from 9:15 to 11:00.


The following topics will be covered in the lecture (roughly in this order):

  • Overview on stellar transients
  • Novae
  • Supernovae
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Faint and exotic transients







About HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.

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