Core-collapse supernovae: Reflections and directions

  title={Core-collapse supernovae: Reflections and directions},
  author={Hans-Thomas Janka and Florian Hanke and Lorenz Huedepohl and Andreas Marek and Bernhard Mueller and Martin Obergaulinger Mpi for Astrophysics and Garching and Universitat Politecnica de Valencia},
  journal={Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics},
Core-collapse supernovae are among the most fascinating phenomena in astrophysics and provide a formidable challenge for theoretical investigation. They mark the spectacular end of the lives of massive stars and, in an explosive eruption, release as much energy as the sun produces during its whole life. A better understanding of the astrophysical role of supernovae as birth sites of neutron stars, black holes, and heavy chemical elements, and more reliable predictions of the observable signals… 

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