EWASS 2015: Special Session SP13

Eruptions and explosions: the lives and deaths of massive stars

Scientific Organisers: Justyn Maund (Sheffield) and Rubina Kotak (Queen's University Belfast)


Aims and scope

Core-collapse supernovae mark the deaths of massive stars. With the advent of recent surveys (Pan-STARRS, iPTF, PESSTO, etc.) the true diversity of these events is being fully explored, in particular with a view to understanding the dependence of the properties of the supernovae on their progenitors. Mass loss and binarity, for example, can significantly alter the evolution of a massive star, and sets the initial conditions for the eventual supernova. At the heart of each event is an explosion mechanism, to which we are currently observationally ignorant.

The aim of this special session is to explore the evolution of massive stars, in the years leading up to explosion, and the supernova itself as a single narrative. This session will be focused on massive stars and core-collapse supernovae, with the specific intention of bringing together observers and theorists to explore these extreme events.

Programme

 

Speaker

Paper No.

Title


Nancy Elias-Rosa (R)

580

Observational constraints on the progenitor of core-collapse supernovae

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Debashis Sanyal

1157

Massive main-sequence stars evolving at the Eddington limit

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Wolf-Rainer Hamann

587

Wolf-Rayet stars as immediate SN progenitors: empirical constraints

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Thomas Tauris

60

Ultra-stripped supernovae

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Takashi Moriya

65

Pair-instability supernova progenitors with large mass loss and superluminous supernovae

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Ke-Jung Chen

10

Multidimensional Simulations of Colliding Outbursts from very Massive Stars

 


 Morgan Fraser

365

SN 2009ip: The death throes of a massive star?

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Leonardo Tartaglia

886

Interacting supernovae and supernova impostors. Exploring signatures of incoming supernova explosions.

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Stacey Habergham (R)

1557

Exploring the Environments of Core-Collapse Supernovae

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Lluis Galbany

229

Integral Field spectroscopy of nearby supernova host galaxies from the CALIFA survey

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Erkki Kankare

1384

Supernovae in central regions of galaxies

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Francesco Taddia

120

Metallicity at the explosion sites of interacting supernovae

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Susanna Vergani

 1254

Constraining gamma-ray burst progenitor models from host galaxy studies

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Thomas Ertl

575

A two-parameter criterion for classifying the explosiveness of massive stars by the neutrino-driven mechanism

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Emma Reilly

88

Exploring the explosion mechanism of core collapse supernovae with spectropolarimetry.

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Jose Groh

472

Modeling the early-time spectra of core-collapse SNe: probing mass loss at the end stages of massive star evolution

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Claudia Gutierrez

190

Constraining type II supernova progenitors from spectral analysis

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Santiago Gonzalez-Gaitan

1256

The rise-time of type II supernovae

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Antonia Morales-Garoffolo

825

Observation and Interpretation of type IIb Supernovae

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Lukasz Wyrzykowski

477

Bright but slow – Type II supernovae from OGLE-IV

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