Frank Winkler Awarded NASA Funding

Frank Winkler (Physics) has received funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory General Observer Program for a project that involves collaborators from the Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, North Carolina State University and the RIKEN Institute in Japan. This project will involve a comprehensive study of the remnant of the supernova that occurred in 1006 C.E., generally believed to be the brightest stellar event  in recorded human history. Through a series of observations from the Chandra Observatory extending for over 200 hours, Winkler and his colleagues expect to obtain beautifully detailed X-ray images of this supernova remnant, which they will use to study the debris from its explosion and the interaction with its environment.