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Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts


Series: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Volume: 279

By: Peter WA Roming (Editor), Nobuyuki Kawai (Editor), Elena Pian (Editor)

600 pages, 630 b/w illustrations, 50 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Sep 2012 | #199568 | ISBN-13: 9781107019799
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Massive stars end their lives in fiery explosions and are manifest as core collapse supernovae (CCSNe) or gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). In rare cases, a highly stripped massive star explodes and exhibits properties of both CCSNe and GRBs. In contrast, there are clear cases in which no bright supernova is found to be associated with a GRB, and vice versa. The quest in understanding supernovae and GRBs, and the connection between them, has raised many questions. Since the elements synthesized in the explosion of massive stars are the building blocks for much of the visible Universe, it is important to understand the life cycle of these massive stars. IAU Symposium 279 brings together international leaders who study CCSNe and GRBs to discuss their environments and hosts, progenitors, and subsequent explosions, as well as multiwavelength observations of these objects and their implications as cosmological probes, particularly in the very early Universe.



Part I. Invited and Contributed Talks
Section 1. Massive Stars and Supernovae
Section 2. Multiwavelength Emission of GRBs and Supernovae
Section 3. Progenitors of Supernovae and GRBs
Section 4. Mass Loss, Stellar Core Collapse and Gravitational Signatures
Section 5. Environments and Host Galaxies of GRBs and Supernovae
Section 6. Massive Star Formation and Cosmological Implications
Section 7. Supernova Early Emission, Anisotropies and Pair-Instability
Section 8. GRB Demographics and Jet Physics

Part II. Posters

Part III. Abstracts

Author index
Object index
Subject index

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