Novae, supernovae and gamma rays
- Physics and Astronomy
- College of Natural Science
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Chomiuk is an expert of novae and gamma rays. Novae are nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of radioactive waves known in the universe. She discovered that novae are a source of gamma rays. She later discovered that powerful shockwaves were the source of amplifying novae beyond any traditional scale for nuclear explosions.Additional information:
Chomiuk is interested in stellar evolution, stellar explosions and the feedback effects these explosions have on star formation. She studies novae and supernovae at a range of wavelengths with a particular focus on radio observations.