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RC

Roger A. Chevalier

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
Room 251C, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Targeting Two ~500 day old Type IIn Supernovae with Chandra
Source: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
January 14, 2020 – January 13, 2022
Supernova Shock Wave and Radiative Interactions
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 15, 2018 – July 31, 2021
Understanding the Intriguing Nature of SN 2001em Through Archival Chandra Data
Source: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
January 01, 2018 – January 31, 2020
Continued study of the remarkable X-ray evolution of SN2010jl
Source: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
January 04, 2018 – January 03, 2020
AS-VITA Supernova Remnants in Molecular Clouds
Source: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
January 01, 2016 – February 28, 2018
AS-VITA Supernova Shocks and the Gamma-Ray Burst Connection
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
July 01, 2012 – June 30, 2016
AS-VITA The Remarkable X-ray Evolution of SN 2010j1
Source: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
June 02, 2014 – June 01, 2016
AS-ASTR Long-Duration, Low Luminosity Gamma-Ray Bursts: Towards a Complete Model of the Weakest Engine-Driven Explosions
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2015 – May 31, 2016
Gamma-Ray Emission from Supernova Remnants in Molecular Clouds
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
January 19, 2012 – January 18, 2015
AS-VITA THE CRAB HALO
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
December 01, 2011 – November 30, 2014
AS-VITA The X-Ray Luminous Type IIn Supernova 2010jl
Source: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
October 19, 2011 – October 18, 2014
Solving the Mystery of Type IIN Supernovae
Source: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
December 08, 2010 – December 07, 2013
AS-VITA Supernova and Supernova Remnant Studies
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2008 – August 31, 2013
ASTR 1260: Threats from Outer Space
Credits: 3
This introductory astronomy course for non-science majors deals with harmful, or potentially harmful, astronomical phenomena such as asteroid/comet impacts, supernovae, gamma ray bursts, solar storms, cosmic rays, black holes, galaxy collisions, and the end of the universe. Physical principles will be used to evaluate the dangers involved.
ASTR 3410: Archaeo-Astronomy
Credits: 3
Open to non-science students. Discussion of prescientific astronomy, including Mayan, Babylonian, and ancient Chinese astronomy, and the significance of relics such as Stonehenge. Discusses the usefulness of ancient records in the study of current astrophysical problems such as supernova outbursts. Uses current literature from several disciplines, including astronomy, archaeology, and anthropology. Prerequisite/corequisite: A 1000- or 2000-level ASTR course, or instructor permission.
ASTR 4993: Tutorial
Credits: 3
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 9995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–12
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
ASTR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.