Why galaxies care about Type Ia Supernovae?

Noelia Jiménez, Patricia B. Tissera, Francesca Matteucci

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We implement the Single Degenerate (SD) scenario proposed for Type Ia Supernova (SNIa) progenitors in SPH simulations. We analyse the chemical evolution of bulge-type galaxies together with the observed correlations relating SNIa rates with the characteristics of the host galaxy, such as their SFR. The models reproduce the observed signatures shown by [O/Fe] ratios in the Galactic Bulge and the present day SNIa rates. Also, the observed correlation found by Sullivan et al. (2006) between SSFR (specific star formation rate) and the SNIa rate per unit of galaxy mass (SSNIaR), naturally arises. This analysis helps to set more stringent constraints to the galaxy formation models and gives some hint on the progenitor problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Galaxies: evolution
  • Galaxies: formation
  • Galaxies: numerical simulations
  • Galaxies: supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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