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Three-dimensional spectral modelling of astrophysical transients : unravelling the nucleosynthetic content of supernovae and kilonovae

Project description

Research could shed new light on elements created during stellar explosions

Tracing the origin of chemical element formation is one of the most compelling quests in astronomy. Most elements in the periodic table are believed to be produced by supernovae and kilonovae; however, a growing number of new observational data and advanced modelling capabilities enable researchers to experimentally determine nucleosynthesis and the structure of transient materials. The EU-funded SUPERSPEC project aims to trace element origin by studying the spectra of supernovae and kilonovae in the so-called nebular phase, where the inner regions become visible. New spectral synthesis methods that accurately capture the essential microphysical and macrophysical properties will be developed. The project's results will not only help determine cosmic element production but also provide a testing ground for stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis and explosion process theories.

Host institution

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 500 000,00

Beneficiaries (1)

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

See on map

Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 500 000,00