Andrew Brown

Columbia University, PhD Candidate

Teaching Old Stars New Tricks: The Cataclysmic Fate of Low-Mass Stars

Come with me on a journey through billions of years of stellar evolution, from the very first moments of stellar formation, to the end of fusion, and into the stellar graveyard. We will explore the two most energetic situations in the universe, and see how degenerate stars can outshine and outlast almost anything, changing the universe forever.