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

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Peter Höflich, Pawan Kumar, J. Craig Wheeler
Cambridge University Press, Dec 16, 2004 - Science
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. This volume marks 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.
 

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Contents

lessons from spectropolarimetry
17
Types for the galactic supernovae
81
SemiSteady burning evolutionary sequences for CAL 83
87
effects of spinup of white dwarfs
94
feedback to the stars
100
Nonspherical delayed detonations
110
deflagrations
121
spectroscopic surprises
132
the missing link
219
Effects of superstrong magnetic fields in a core collapse supenova
231
Asymmetry effects in hypernovae
244
the rprocess and supernovae
255
Supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula interactions
263
Neutron star kicks and supernova asymmetry
276
Triggers of magnetar outbursts
285
Turbulent MHD jet collimation and thermal driving
301

Aspherity effects in supernovae
142
asymmetry or something else?
151
Synthetic spectrum methods for threedimensional supernova
159
A hole in Ia? Spectroscopic and polarimetric signatures of SN
166
Hunting for the signatures of 3D explosions with 1D synthetic
173
On variations in the peak luminosities of Type Ia supernovae
179
single and binary stars
191
Large scale convection and the convective supernova mechanism
199
Topics in corecollapse supernovatheory
209
The interplay between nuclear electron capture and fluid dynamics
307
GRB 021004 and GammaRay Burst distances
317
GammaRay Bursts as a laboratory for the study of Type Ic
327
GammaRay Bursts
337
GRB 030329SN
352
GammaRay Burst environment and energetics
361
Threedimensional explosions
373
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