Exploring supernovae made easy

TARDIS is a tool that creates synthetic observations (spectra) for exploding stars (supernovae). A supernova marks the brilliant death throes of a star, during which it outshines its entire galaxy. Through their explosive stellar death, supernovae enrich the Universe with new elements necessary for the formation of planets and life as we know it. From the iron in your blood to the silicon in your laptop, supernovae are responsible for producing many important elements from the primordial hydrogen and helium left over from the Big Bang. TARDIS provides a link between theory and observations: by creating synthetic spectra from theoretical assumptions and comparing these to observations, we can both interpret data and test models for why, when and how supernova explosions occur. We, the community around TARDIS, are interested in combining astronomy, computer science, statistics and modern software design to build a tool that is useful both in research and teaching alike (with supporting documentation that would, in theory, allow anyone to recreate the project from scratch).

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TARDIS-SN 2020 Projects

  • Ezequiel P├íssaro
    Comparing TARDIS spectra generated with different atomic data sources
    TARDIS relies on Carsus to manage the atomic data necessary to run the simulations. These data comes from a wide variety of sources (laboratories)...
  • Jaladh_Singhal
    Jupyter Notebook Widgets for TARDIS
    A GUI is very essential for TARDIS so as to allow researchers to easily investigate the important information about a simulated supernova model,...
  • Jordi Eguren Brown
    TARDIS Code reestructure with factory method
    My proposal consist on rewriting the 1DRadialmodel function to work under the Factory method design pattern. This method decouples classes from...