From Twilight to Highlight: The Physics of Supernovae

From Twilight to Highlight: The Physics of Supernovae

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Supernovae, their bearing on cosmology and their connection to gamma-ray bursts are now at the center of astrophysical research programs. This volume deals with astronomical observations of supernovae and their relation to nuclear and particle astrophysics. All known aspects of supernovae explosions are investigated in articles specifically written for researchers and advanced graduate students. It also includes recent numerical qexperimentsq related to the question of hydrodynamical instability in two and three dimensions and to problems concerning the complexity of radiation transport in the models. Other contributions discuss the possible energy sources needed to drive these powerful stellar explosions.One should note that the peak values of luminosity and temperature given in the table and on the left plot of Fig. 1 do not contain the ... Dashed lines demonstrate the effect of averaging the light curve due the light travel time correction Table 1.

Title:From Twilight to Highlight: The Physics of Supernovae
Author:Wolfgang Hillebrandt, Bruno Leibundgut
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2003-02-27


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