Investigating a Supernova


A team led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, including MSI PI Patrick Kelly (associate professor, Physics and Astronomy), has published a paper in Nature that describes a red supergiant star, using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and Large Binocular Telescope. The star is much farther away than supernovae that have been previously studied. A story about this research is featured on the University of Minnesota News website: Red-supergiant supernova images reveal secrets of an earlier universe.

Professor Kelly uses MSI for high-resolution simulations of the microlensing of individual stars at cosmological distances.