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Shaping the outflows of dying stars

Project: 
In the final stages of evolution, stars lose copious amounts of mass and momentum via dense, powerful outflows. These outflows can occur via steady mass loss (stellar winds) or by violent explosions and ejections. High resolution observations (e.g. with HST) have shown that the majority of these outflows are highly aspherical. In this project, the latest and most detailed hydrodynamic and radiative transfer codes will be used to investigate the processes that shape the outflows of dying stars, e.g., in the formation of planetary nebulae and bipolar nova explosions. See attached pdf for further details.
Node This Project Is Offered On: 
(UCT)
Project Info: 
PDF icon NASSP_PNe_2019.pdf

Supervisor

Shazrene
Mohamed

Co-Supervisor

Requirements for students to address: 
See attached pdf.
Research Area: 
Astrophysics


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