Supernovae pp 751-759 | Cite as

Supernovae Ia as Standard Candles

  • S. E. Woosley
Part of the Santa Cruz Summer Workshops in Astronomy and Astrophysics book series (SANTA CRUZ)


The use of Supernovae (SNe) as a mean of distance measurements was proposed already in the early times of supernova research. An extensive study by Baade (1938) of all available data at that time illustrates how SNe were used to infer cosmological parameters.


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  • S. E. Woosley
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  1. 1.Lick ObservatoryUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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