Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Type Ia Supernovae: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Jul 5, 2021, 4:30 PM
Invited talk in the parallel session White Dwarf Explosions White Dwarf Explosions


Saurabh Jha (Rutgers University)


I will review current cosmological applications of Type Ia Supernovae (SN Ia) to measure the Hubble constant and constrain the nature of dark energy, with an emphasis on the limiting factors in these measurements. I will describe how near-infared observations of SN Ia provide an alternate path for future supernova cosmology. Astrophysical systematic uncertainties arise from our lack of detailed understanding of the progenitors and explosion physics of SN Ia, and I will explore their potential implications for current and future surveys.

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Saurabh Jha (Rutgers University)

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