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Core-Collapse Supernovae

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Jennifer Hoffman

This research investigates core-collapse supernovae using the combined techniques of observational spectropolarimetry and three-dimensional numerical radiative transfer modelling. In doing so, we gain an understanding of geometrical configurations of gas and dust surrounding these explosive stars.These techniques can be applied to newly-formed protostars, interacting binary systems and evolved mass-losing variable stars, with a goal to trace the structure of circumstellar material, and the ways it mediates between a star and its environment, over the course of the star's life cycle.