Supernovae and Interstellar Dust

Gent, F. (Organiser), Florian Kirschlager (Organiser), Lars Mattsson (Organiser), Miikka Väisälä (Participant), Mika Juvela (Participant), Axel Brandenburg (Participant), Käpylä, M. (Participant), Jonathan Slavin (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial


Scientific rationale The production and processing of cosmic dust is, to a very high degree, related to supernovae (SNe) arising from massive stars. From the explosion event, to the nebular phase, to the remnant stage, we see nucleation, accAdd <span style="background-retional growth, sputtering, sublimation, fragmentation, and several other processes taking place. Dust grains found in the interstellar medium (ISM) are believed to have formed in SNe and evolved stars and are then further processed and grow in the ISM. SNe play a pivotal role in inducing dust processing as SN shock fronts propagate through the ISM. To what extent this leads to a net destruction of dust material is debated and the net production of dust associated with SN events remains uncertain.
Period12 Apr 202114 Apr 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationStockholm, Sweden
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Supernova
  • Interstellar Medium