Predicting the nature of supernova progenitors

@article{Groh2017PredictingTN,
  title={Predicting the nature of supernova progenitors},
  author={Jose H Groh},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={375}
}
  • J. Groh
  • Published 28 October 2017
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Stars more massive than about 8 solar masses end their lives as a supernova (SN), an event of fundamental importance Universe-wide. The physical properties of massive stars before the SN event are very uncertain, both from theoretical and observational perspectives. In this article, I briefly review recent efforts to predict the nature of stars before death, in particular, by performing coupled stellar evolution and atmosphere modelling of single stars in the pre-SN stage. These models are able… 

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