The GRB–SLSN connection: misaligned magnetars, weak jet emergence, and observational signatures

  title={The GRB–SLSN connection: misaligned magnetars, weak jet emergence, and observational signatures},
  author={Ben Margalit and Brian D. Metzger and Todd A. Thompson and Matt Nicholl and Tuguldur Sukhbold},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Multiple observational lines of evidence support a connection between hydrogen-poor superluminous supernovae (SLSNe) and long duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Both events require a powerful central energy source, usually attributed to a millisecond magnetar or an accreting black hole. The GRB-SLSN link raises several theoretical questions: What distinguishes the engines responsible for these different phenomena? Can a single engine power both a GRB and a luminous SN in the same event? We… 

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