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SNeX - SuperNova EXplosions conference

During the week of August 28th to September 1st, our department hosted the first SNeX - SuperNova EXplosions conference, led by the Astrophysicists Prof. Hagai Perets (Technion) and Dr. Yossef Zenati (Johns Hopkins University). 

The goal of the conference was to share and exchange new data, ideas, and models of supernova explosions, as well as providing a starting point for new collaborations between theoreticians and observers in the field from all over the world.

Supernova explosions are an essential part of the birth, life, and death of stars and compact objects in our Universe. They play a key role in the evolution of galaxies and their chemistry, and serve as tools for cosmological studies. Nevertheless, the detailed origins of both thermonuclear supernovae and core-collapse supernovae are still little understood and widely debated. With the recent new era of large-scale, fast, and deep transient surveys our knowledge of both known and potential novel types of supernovae is expected to rapidly expand.

The conference focused on creating a starting point for various deep open discussions, followed by many talks on all aspects of supernovae, including both theoretical and observational sides, from the progenitors, their populations, and environments, through the detailed models and outcomes of the supernovae' explosions.

In addition, to show our beautiful Israeli region, the participants went on an organized tour of the beautiful city of Acre, where they could see the old city, explore the current environment, and taste some local food.


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