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

Cosmic Explosions in Three Dimensions

Asymmetries in Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts

By: Peter Hoflich (Editor), Pawan Kumar (Editor), J. Craig Wheeler (Editor)


Published: 10th January 2005
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Supernovae and gamma-ray bursts are the strongest explosions in the Universe. Recent observations have shown that rather than being symmetrical, they are driven by strong jets of energy and other asymmetrical effects that reveal previously unknown physical properties. These observations have demanded new theories and computations that challenge the biggest computers. This volume marks the transition to a new paradigm in the study of stellar explosions. It highlights the burgeoning era of routine supernova polarimetry and the new insights into core collapse and thermonuclear explosions. With chapters by leading scientists, the book summarises the status of a rapidly developing new perspective on stellar explosions. It is 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)
Supernovae: Observations Today
Supernova explosions: lessons from spectropolarimetry
Spectropolarimetric observations of Supernovae
Observed and physical properties of type II plateau supernovae
SN1997B and the different types of Type Ic Supernovae
Near-infrared spectroscopy of stripped-envelope Supernovae
Morphology of Supernovae remnants
The evolution of Supernova remnants in the winds of massive stars
Types for the galactic Supernovae
Theory of Thermonuclear Supernovae
Semi-steady burning evolutionary sequences for CAL 83 and CAL 87: supersoft Xray binaries are Supernovae Ia progenitors
Type Ia Supernovae progenitors: effects of the spin-up of the white dwarfs
Terrestrial combustion: feedback to the stars
Non-spherical delayed detonations
Numerical simulations of Type Ia Supernovae: deflagrations and detonations
Type Ia Supernovae: spectroscopic surprises
Aspherity effects in Supernovae
Synthetic spectrum methods for 3-D SN models
A hole in Ia' spectroscopic and polarimetric signatures of SN Ia asymmetry due to a companion star
Hunting for the signatures of 3-D explosions with 1-D synthetic spectra
On the variation of the peak luminosity of Type Ia
Theory of Core Collapse Supernovae
Rotation of core collapse progenitors: single and binary stars
Large scale convection and the convective Supernova mechanism
MHD Supernova jets: the missing link
Effects of super strong magnetic fields in core collapse Supernovae
Non radial instability of stalled accretion shocks advective-acoustic cycle
Asymmetry effects in Hypernovae
Turbulent MHD jet collimation and thermal driving
Magnetars, N-Stars, Pulsars
Supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae
X-Ray signatures of Supernovae
Triggers of magnetar outbursts
Turbulent MHD Jet Collimation and Thermal Driving
The interplay between nuclear electron capture and fluid dynamics in core collapse Supernovae
Gamma-Ray Bursts
GRB 021004 and Gamma-ray burst distances
Gamma-ray bursts as a laboratory for the study of Type Ic Supernovae
The diversity of cosmic explosions: Gamma-ray bursts and Type Ib/c Supernovae
A GRB simulation using 3D relativistic hydrodynamics
The first direct link in the Supernova/GRB connection: GRB 030329 and SN 2003dh
Three-dimensional explosions
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ISBN: 9780521842860
ISBN-10: 0521842867
Series: Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 10th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.82