Spectropolarimetry of Core-Collapse Supernovae

Abstract

We briefly review the young field of spectropolarimetry of corecollapse supernovae (SNe). Spectropolarimetry provides the only direct known probe of early-time supernova (SN) geometry. The fundamental result is that asphericity is a ubiquitous feature of young core-collapse SNe. However, the nature and degree of the asphericity vary considerably. The best… (More)

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