Mar 15 – 20, 2020
Europe/Berlin timezone

X-ray Studies of Supernova Remnants

Mar 19, 2020, 11:25 AM



Laura Lopez (Ohio State University)


Modern X-ray telescopes have revealed the exquisite detail and complexity of supernova remnants (SNRs) at high energies. The metals synthesized in explosions are X-ray bright for many thousands of years, and Chandra, XMM-Newton, Suzaku, and NuSTAR have offered an up-close view of the nucleosynthetic products and their dispersal into the interstellar medium (ISM). In this talk, I will review the major advances facilitated by X-ray observations of SNRs, particularly regarding the nature of explosions, progenitor stars, and particle acceleration. I will also discuss the exciting future prospects for SNR studies, particularly with SRG and X-ray microcalorimeters.

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Laura Lopez (Ohio State University)

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