Supernovae are powerful stellar explosions that mark the final stage in the evolution of some stars. They are extremely luminous events that can be detected out to cosmological distances. Their study has an intricate connection with various astrophysical topics, including stellar evolution, large scale structure formation and evolution, and cosmology. In particular, they provide insight on explosion mechanisms, mass-loss processes, interaction and mass transfer in close binary systems, chemical enrichment of the medium, feedback with galaxy-formation processes, etc.
Our group comprises researchers and students from IALP / UNLP and UNRN. We study supernovae from a complementary two-fold perspective: we carry out follow-up observations and analysis, mostly in the optical, UV and IR ranges, and we also produce hydrodynamic light-curve simulations and stellar evolutionary calculations that allow us to derive physical properties of the supernova explosions and their stellar progenitors.