Abstract Details

Name: Nirupam Roy
Affiliation: IISc
Conference ID: ASI2017_1371
Title : Radio monitoring of Galactic novae: highlights of recent results
Authors and Co-Authors : EVLA Nova Team
Abstract Type : Oral
Abstract Category : Stars,ISM and the Galaxy
Abstract : Novae are sudden visual brightening of star triggered by runaway thermonuclear burning on the surface of an accreting white dwarf. Although they are fairly common and bright event, multiple fundamental questions about them, like the detailed pathway of developing clumps, rings, polar caps, and jets from spherical ejecta, the origin of high energy gamma ray emission, the discrepancy in observed and theoretical ejecta mass, or their possible connection with supernovae, remain unanswered. Despite their astronomical significance as nearby laboratory for the study of nuclear burning and accretion phenomena, multiple such discrepancies suggest surprising limits to our physical understanding of these events. In this talk, I will describe how radio observations with complementary multiwavelength campaigns can potentially play a crucial role in addressing some of these puzzling issues.