Scientific Staff

Robert Michael Quimby
Project Researcher (from 2011/09/01 to 2014/08/31)
Visiting Scientist  (from 2014/09/01 )
Other Affiliation
Mount Launa observatory, Department of Astronomy, San Diego State University

Research Field
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Last Update 2016/04/19 11:29:54

When a star explodes as a supernova, it releases energy that affects galaxy evolution, metals that alter the chemistry of future stars and their planets, and light that can be used to probe the distant universe and its cosmology. My research has uncovered new classes of superluminous supernovae, which are 100 times more luminous than typical outbursts. I am currently working to better understand these events and what they may reveal about our universe’s history.

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