First the neutrinos arrived, then the burst of light: messengers of a cataclysmic event in the galaxy next door. Alak Ray recounts IAUS 331, a conference that celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the supernova of a lifetime, SN1987A, and explored the critical role of asymmetry in the explosions, surroundings and initial conditions.
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Ray, A. IAUS 331: Supernova 1987A thirty years later. Nat Astron 1, 0100 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-017-0100