Unusual Death of Massive Stars
Ke-Jung Chen1*
1Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
* Presenter:Ke-Jung Chen, email:chenken1229@gmail.com
Supernovae (SNe) are the most powerful explosions in the universe and most of them are due to the deaths of massive stars. Depending on the mass of the progenitor star, these explosions may be faint, core-collapse, magnetar-powered, pair-instability, or general relativistic instability SNe, all of which have unique observational signatures. Here, we examine some of these unusual stellar explosions with state of the art multidimensional radiation-hydro simulations and predict their observational signatures for the forth-coming great observatories.


Keywords: Supernovae, Cosmology, High Energy Astrophysics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Stellar Evolution