The Death and Afterlife of Massive Stars
Roger Chevalier
Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, USA
Lundi 20/12/2010, 15:00
Bat 709, salle 3 (salle Cassini, Rdc), CEA Saclay, Orme des Merisiers

Observations of supernovae and gamma-ray bursts show that massive stars end their lives with a wide variety of properties.

For supernovae, mass loss plays a crucial role in that variety.

The circumstellar interaction and explosion characteristics provide diagnostics for the stellar evolution leading up to the explosion.  Central compact objects do not appear to play a role in supernova observations, but can be examined in young supernova remnants.

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