The Sci-Files – 11/03/19 – Mike Pajkos – Exploring Stellar Explosions

Chelsie Boodoo and Daniel Puentes

This week on The Sci-Files, Chelsie and Danny interview Michael Pajkos.

Mike is a 3rd-year graduate student in the Physics and Astronomy and the Computational Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering doctoral programs at Michigan State University.

Stars act as the building blocks of the universe. From launching different elements around the Galaxy to hosting other planets, studying how stars behave grants a better understanding of the cosmos. Mike’s research focuses on the signals emitted from the explosive ending of massive stars by investigating the final ‘heartbeat’ they give off–new signals called gravitational waves.

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