The lives of massive stars from birth to supernovae

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Sch of Mathematics and Physics


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Bauer F (2008) Supernova 1996cr: SN 1987A's Wild Cousin? in The Astrophysical Journal

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Botticella M (2009) SN2008S an intriguing event

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Botticella M (2009) SN 2008S: an electron-capture SN from a super-AGB progenitor? in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Crockett R (2008) The type IIb SN 2008ax: the nature of the progenitor in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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Crockett R (2008) The Birth Place of the Type Ic Supernova 2007gr in The Astrophysical Journal

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Eldridge J (2007) Ruling out a massive asymptotic giant-branch star as the progenitor of supernova 2005cs in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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Fraser M (2010) ON THE PROGENITOR AND EARLY EVOLUTION OF THE TYPE II SUPERNOVA 2009kr in The Astrophysical Journal

Description This was the same grant as PP/C506805/1, so one should refer to information entered there for here here (it was a EURYI award and hence was one award, but for a reason I don't fully understand there were two grants created).
Exploitation Route See above - same as PP/C506805/1
Sectors Education

Description As noted above - see details for PP/C506805/1
First Year Of Impact 2005
Sector Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

Description See the list in the narrative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Significant increase in interest in astronomy and science in general from the talks, PRs etc.

Increase in number of work experience requests for physics based opportunities. Quantitative increase in applications to Physics course from students in NI - I don't personally take credit for this, but all my outreach activities contributed to the University's Physics amd astronomy extensive outreach programme which did lead to increase in applications and students studying Physics based courses (quantifiable evidence submitted to REF 2013).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010