Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy
Wales, United Kingdom
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Dust formation in Supernovae
PhD student at Cardiff University, School of Physics and Astronomy
Professor Haley Gomez
Supernovae were formerly thought to be major dust destroyers but recent studies suggest that dust formation occurs in the ejecta (Gall et al 2014, Matsuura et al 2015). Hence, supernovae could account for the dust enrichment of the Interstellar Medium (ISM). Multi-wavelength data (Herschel, Spitzer and XMM-Newton) of the galactic remnant W44 were used to study the dust mass enclosed within it along with its interaction with the surrounding ISM. Initial results and future plans are presented here.