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Maria Drout

I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and research associate at Carnegie Observatories. I completed my PhD at Harvard University, masters at Cambridge University, and undergraduate at the University of Iowa. My primary research interests are lie in the evolution and death of massive stars.
Maria Drout has written 3 posts for astrobites

Ultra-Luminous X-ray Sources and Intermediate Mass Black Holes: A lost middle sibling in the black hole family tree?

* Paper title: Optical Emission of the Ultraluminous X-Ray Source NGC 5408 X-1: Donor Star or Irradiated Accretion Disk? * Authors: F. Grisé, P. Kaaret, S. Corbel, H. Feng, D. Cseh, L. Tao * First author’s affiliation: University of Iowa Continuums seem to be the name of the game in astronomy.  On more than one occasion, astronomers have … Continue reading

Careers In Astronomy: What am I Doing with my Life??

Title: Astronomy Career Profiles from the AAS Newsletter Archives Authors: Travis Metcalfe, Leila Belkora, Liam McDaid, Blake Bullock, Christine Pulliam, Peter Williams, Joshua Roth, Barb Whitney, Knut Olsen, Andy Howell, Luke Keller For those of you who feel like you have your life and your future completely figured out, I apologize in advance for this … Continue reading

A Model Explosion That Goes Boom

Three-dimensional Hydrodynamic Core-Collapse Supernova Simulations for a 11.2 M⊙ Star with Spectral Neutrino Transport  Tomoya Takiwaki, Kei Kotake, Yudai Suwa  First author’s institution: Center for Computational Astrophysics, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Core-collapse supernovae are some of the most energetic explosions in the universe and astronomers have devoted an incredible amount of both brain power and … Continue reading

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