Stellar Collapse

  • Chris L. Fryer

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 302)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Core-Collapse Supernovae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Patrick A. Young, David Arnett
      Pages 5-38
    3. H.-Thomas Janka, Robert Buras, Konstantinos Kifonidis, Markus Rampp, Tomek Plewa
      Pages 65-97
    4. Anthony Mezzacappa, Matthias Liebendörfer, Christian Y. Cardall, O. E. Bronson Messer, Stephen W. Bruenn
      Pages 99-131
    5. Adam Burrows, Todd A. Thompson
      Pages 133-174
    6. Todd A. Thompson
      Pages 175-202
  3. Asymmetries in Collapse, Beyond the Basic Supernova Mechanism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-205
    2. Aimee L. Hungerford
      Pages 207-236
    3. P. Höflich, L. Wang, A. Khokhlov
      Pages 237-258
    4. Shizuka Akiyama, J. Craig Wheeler
      Pages 259-275
    5. Ken’ichi Nomoto, Keiichi Maeda, Paolo A. Mazzali, Hideyuki Umeda, Jinsong Deng, Koichi Iwamoto
      Pages 277-325
    6. Weiqun Zhang, Chris L. Fryer
      Pages 327-355
    7. Christopher D. Matzner
      Pages 357-372
    8. Chris L. Fryer, Daniel E. Holz, Scott A. Hughes, Michael S. Warren
      Pages 373-402
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 403-411

About this book


Supernovae, hypernovae and gamma-ray bursts are among the most energetic explosions in the universe. The light from these outbursts is, for a brief time, comparable to billions of stars and can outshine the host galaxy within which the explosions reside. Most of the heavy elements in the universe are formed within these energetic explosions. Surprisingly enough, the collapse of massive stars is the primary source of not just one, but all three of these explosions.
As all of these explosions arise from stellar collapse, to understand one requires an understanding of the others. Stellar Collapse marks the first book to combine discussions of all three phenomena, focusing on the similarities and differences between them. Designed for graduate students and scientists newly entering this field, this book provides a review not only of these explosions, but the detailed physical models used to explain them from the numerical techniques used to model neutrino transport and gamma-ray transport to the detailed nuclear physics behind the evolution of the collapse to the observations that have led to these three classes of explosions.


3D classification galaxy simulation stars

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris L. Fryer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6567-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48599-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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