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Cosmic Explosions in Three Dimensions: Asymmetries in Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts

Series: Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics Series

Edited By: Peter Hoflich, Pawan Kumar and J Craig Wheeler

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2011 | #194278 | ISBN-13: 9781107403116
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Supernovae and gamma-ray bursts are the strongest explosions in the Universe. Observations show that, rather than being symmetrical, they are driven by strong jets of energy and other asymmetrical effects. These observations demand theories and computations that challenge the biggest computers. Originally published in 2004, this volume marked the transition to a fresh paradigm in the study of stellar explosions. It highlights the burgeoning era of routine supernova polarimetry and the insights into core collapse and thermonuclear explosions. With chapters by leading scientists, the book summarises the status of a fresh perspective on stellar explosions and should be a valuable resource for graduate students and research scientists.

... the in-depth reviews of the volume ... make it a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers.
- The Observatory


Introduction: 3-D Explosions: a meditation on rotation (and magnetic fields) J. C. Wheeler

Part I. Supernovae: Observations Today
1. Supernova explosions: lessons from spectropolarimetry L. Wang
2. Spectropolarimetric observations of Supernovae A. Filippenko and D. C. Leonard
3. Observed and physical properties of type II plateau supernovae M. Hamuy
4. SN1997B and the different types of Type Ic Supernovae A. Clocchiatti, B. Leibundgut, J. Spyromilio, S. Benetti, E. Cappelaro, M. Turatto and M. Phillips
5. Near-infrared spectroscopy of stripped-envelope Supernovae C. L. Gerardy, R. A. Fesen, G. H. Marion, P. Hoeflich and J. C. Wheeler
6. Morphology of Supernovae remnants R. Fesen
7. The evolution of Supernova remnants in the winds of massive stars V. Dwarkadas
8. Types for the galactic Supernovae B. E. Schaefer

Part II. Theory of Thermonuclear Supernovae
9. Semi-steady burning evolutionary sequences for CAL 83 and CAL 87: supersoft X-ray binaries are Supernovae Ia progenitors S. Starrfield, F. X. Timmes, W. R. Hix, E. M. Sion, W. M. Sparks and S. Dwyer 10. Type Ia Supernovae progenitors: effects of the spin-up of the white dwarfs S.-C. Yoon and N. Langer
11. Terrestrial combustion: feedback to the stars E. S. Oran
12. Non-spherical delayed detonations E. Livne
13. Numerical simulations of Type Ia Supernovae: deflagrations and detonations V. N. Gamezo, A. M. Khokhlov and E. S. Oran
14. Type Ia Supernovae: spectroscopic surprises D. Branch
15. Aspherity effects in Supernovae P. Hoeflich, C. Gerardy and R. Quimby
16. Broad light curve SneIa: asphericity or something else? A. Howell and P. Nugent
17. Synthetic spectrum methods for 3-D SN models R. Thomas
18. A hole in Ia' spectroscopic and polarimetric signatures of SN Ia asymmetry due to a companion star D. Kasen
19. Hunting for the signatures of 3-D explosions with 1-D synthetic spectra E. Lentz, E. Baron and P. H. Hauschildt
20. On the variation of the peak luminosity of Type Ia J. W. Truran, E. X. Timmes and E. F. Brown

Part III. Theory of Core Collapse Supernovae
21. Rotation of core collapse progenitors: single and binary stars N. Langer
22. Large scale convection and the convective Supernova mechanism S. Colgate and M. E. Herant
23. Topics in core-collapse Supernova A. Burrows, C. D. Ott and C. Meakin
24. MHD Supernova jets: the missing link D. Meier and M. Nakamura
25. Effects of super strong magnetic fields in core collapse Supernovae I. S. Akiyama
26. Non radial instability of stalled accretion shocks advective-acoustic cycle T. Foglizzo and P. Galletti
27. Asymmetry effects in Hypernovae K. Maeda, K. Nomoto, J. Deng and P.A. Mazzali
28. Turbulent MHD jet collimation and thermal driving P. T. Williams

Part IV. Magnetars, N-Stars, Pulsars
29. Supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae R. Chevalier
30. X-Ray signatures of Supernovae D. Swartz
31. Asymmetric Supernovae and Neutron Star Kicks D. Lai and D. Q. Lamb
32. Triggers of magnetar outbursts R. Duncan
33. Turbulent MHD Jet Collimation and Thermal Driving P. Williams
34. The interplay between nuclear electron capture and fluid dynamics in core collapse Supernovae W. R. Hix, O. E. B. Messer and A. Mezzacappa

Part V. Gamma-Ray Bursts
35. GRB 021004 and Gamma-ray burst distances B. E. Schaefer
36. Gamma-ray bursts as a laboratory for the study of Type Ic Supernovae D. Q. Lamb, T. Q. Donaghy and C. Graziani
37. The diversity of cosmic explosions: Gamma-ray bursts and Type Ib/c Supernovae E. Berger
38. A GRB simulation using 3D relativistic hydrodynamics J. Cannizo, N. Gehrels and E. T. Vishniac
39. The first direct link in the Supernova/GRB connection: GRB 030329 and SN 2003dh T. Matheson

Part VI. Summary
40. Three-dimensional explosions C. Wheeler

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