Thursday, July 4, 2013

1307.0688 (S. B. Pandey)

Core-collapse Supernovae and Gamma-ray Bursts in TMT Era    [PDF]

S. B. Pandey
Study of energetic cosmic explosions as a part of time domain astronomy is one of the key areas that could be pursued with upcoming Giant segmented optical-IR telescopes with a very large photon collecting area applying cutting edge technology. Existing 8-10m class telescopes have been helpful to improve our knowledge about Core-Collapse Supernovae, Gamma-ray Bursts and nature of their progenitors and explosion mechanisms. However, many aspects about these energetic cosmic explosions are still not well-understood and require much bigger telescopes and back-end instruments with high precision to address the evolution of massive stars and high-redshift Universe in more detail. In this presentation, possible thrust research areas towards Core-Collapse Supernovae and Gamma-ray Bursts with the Thirty Meter Telescope and back-end instruments are presented.
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