Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

The Landscape of Relativistic Stellar Explosions

Dec 13, 2023, 8:40 AM
50m
Ballroom

Ballroom

Plenary Talk Plenary Talk

Speaker

Anna Ho (Cornell University)

Description

I will review developments in the study of relativistic stellar explosions, systems in which a newborn compact object drives a transient powerful outflow. For decades, the only firmly established example was long‐duration gamma‐ray bursts, thought to represent the special case of a narrow ultra‐relativistic jet lasting seconds. However, in recent years the landscape has broadened dramatically because discovery methods have expanded from solely γ‐ray satellites to include time‐domain surveys at other wavelengths. The observed diversity likely arises from variations in end‐stage stellar evolution, compact‐object accretion, and jet physics.

Primary author

Anna Ho (Cornell University)

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