Supernovae are the explosive deaths of certain types of stars; in particular, stars a lot more massive than our Sun. The route from massive star formation to supernovae is a convoluted path, depending on the nature of the host environment and the evolution that the star will take before it eventually dies. Although we can see places in other galaxies where there are large concentrations of massive stars being born, the places where we see massive stars die can be quite different. Why is that and what can that tell us about the processes that lead to massive stars to form and evolve? In this project, we will use the latest observational and modelling techniques, as well as machine learning approaches, to explore the environments in which supernovae are found, to understand the pathways to massive star birth and eventually massive star death.
For more information on this project please contact email@example.com . Information on the Sheffield Astrophysics Group can be found at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/physics/research/astrophysics .