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Death of Massive Stars (IAU S279)

Death of Massive Stars (IAU S279)
Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 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.

    • Comprehensive summary of the properties of massive stars
    • International leaders discuss the nature of massive stars, their life cycles, our observations of them, and their implications as cosmological probes
    • Addresses fundamental cosmological problems
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107019799
    • length: 478 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 630 b/w illus. 50 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Invited and Contributed Talks:
    1. Massive stars and supernovae
    2. Multiwavelength emission of GRBs and supernovae
    3. Progenitors of supernovae and GRBs
    4. Mass loss, stellar core collapse and gravitational signatures
    5. Environments and host galaxies of GRBs and supernovae
    6. Massive star formation and cosmological implications
    7. Supernova early emission, anisotropies and pair-instability
    8. GRB demographics and jet physics
    Part II. Posters
    Part III. Abstracts
    Author index
    Object index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    Peter W. A. Roming, Southwest Research Institute, Texas

    Nobuyuki Kawai, Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Elena Pian, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

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