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Space Archaeology

26 May 2017. Embargoed until 4pm MDT  31 May 2017  to coincide with a talk at the annual CASCA meeting in Edmonton AB Canada              
Space "archaeologist" at Monash digs for the origin of cosmic explosions
Dr Tyrone Woods, a research fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University will be travelling to Canada this week to speak at a prestigious conference focusing on new frontiers in astrophysics.
The Canadian Astronomical Society has invited Dr Woods and a select group of scientists to speak at the Society’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
The meeting will hear from experts about exoplanets, black holes, quasars, pulsars, and the early universe, in addition to updates on facilities and advances in education and public outreach.
Dr Woods is best known for his work studying the mysterious origin of "type Ia" supernovae, the thermonuclear explosions of dead stars. Explosions like these made a little over half the iron in our blood, but we still don't know why they happen. 
His research focusses on searching for traces of what makes these explosions, left behind in their surrounding environment. 
“I am delighted to be attending this meeting,” said Dr Tyrone.
“It provides an outstanding opportunity to share our method with the community, and shed new light on this long-standing problem,” he said.
The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) is society of professional astronomers devoted to the promotion and advancement of knowledge of the universe through research and education.
For more information contact Silvia Dropulich, Marketing, Media & Communications Manager Science + 61 3 9902 4513 or Silvia.Dropulich@monash.edu
Leslie Sage
CASCA Press Officer
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