Supernova Papers

This is an incomplete listing of papers in reverse time order. They are simply papers that I wish to keep track of.

The list may not be kept up most of the time.


The papers are just in the reverse order that they appeared.

  1. ``The Diversity of Cosmic Explosions: Gamma-Ray Bursts and Type Ib/c Supernovae'' Berger, E. 2003, in proceedings of "3-D signatures in stellar explosions", in press, astro-ph/0309714. Edo claims overlap of Ib/c with GRBs is 3 % and thus insignificant. Well this may be true, but I think he is maybe going too far on too little. It's not clear to me that radio modeling always counts all the energy correctly. But I'm an ignoramous.
  2. ``The Type Ic Hypernova SN 2003dh/GRB 030329'' Mazzali, P. A. 2003, ApJL, submitted, astro-ph/0309555. Decent report on early spectral and light curve modeling. On light curves they arn't so far from Woosley & Heger.
  3. ``The Light Curve of the Unusual Supernova SN 2003dh'' Woosley, S. E., & Heger, A. 2003, ApJ, submitted, astro-ph/0309165. It would help if they were trying to fit some data.
  4. ``Photometry and Spectroscopy of GRB 030329 and Its Associated Supernova 2003dh: The First Two Months'' Matheson, T., et al. 2003, ApJ, in press, astro-ph/0307435. Round up the usual suspects. The main paper almost beyond doubt proving some supernovae are related to at least some gamma-ray bursts.
  5. ``High-resolution optical studies of nearby Type Ia supernovae'' Lundquist, P. et al. 2003, in "Supernovae", IAU Colloquium 192, eds. J.M. Marcaide, K.W. Weiler, in press, astro-ph/0309006. Nothing to exciting, but we have to keep looking for faint early circumstellar emission from Ia's.
  6. ``Type Ia supernovae in dense circumstellar gas'' Chugai, N. N., & Yungelson, L. R. 2003, Astronomy Letters, in press, astro-ph/0308297. For 2002ic these guys don't like the double degenerate merger model with a left over envelope. It requires too much synchronization.
  7. ``A Common Origin for Cosmic Explosions Inferred from Fireball Calorimetry'' Berger, E., & et al. 2003, Nature, in press, astro-ph/0308187. Well some GRB are strong in gamma rays and some are weak in gamma rays but overall jet energy may be very constant. Not a lot in this paper.
  8. ``Identification of Type Ia Supernovae at Redshift 1.3 and Beyond with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on HST'' Riess, A., et al. 2003, ApJL, in press. The boys are working hard to solve cosmology with Ia's.
  9. ``Type Ia Supernovae: Progenitors and Diversities'' Nomoto, K., et al. 2003, in "From Twilight to Highlight: The Physics of Supernovae," eds. W. Hillebrandt & B. Leibundgut (Berlin: Springer), 115. A bit of a slog when on is sleepy.
  10. Have the Elusive Progenitors of Supernovae Type Ia Been Discovered?'' Livio, M., & Riess, A. 2003, astro-ph/0308018. They say that SN Ia 2002ic with hydrogen actually suggests the double-degenerate scenario. 2003aug04
  11. ``Carbon Ignition in Type Ia Supernovae: An Analytic Model'', Woosley, S. E., Wunsch, S., & Kuhlen, M. 2003, ApJ, submitted, astro-ph/0307565. Stan thinks off-center multi-point ignition which is quasi-spherically symmetric is needed for Ia explosions.
  12. ``Supernovae in Galaxy Clusters'' Yam-Gal, A., et al. (including Filippenko) 2003, Proceedings of IAU Colloquium 192 ``Supernovae (10 years of SN1993J)'', Valencia, Spain, eds. J.M. Marcaide and K.W. Weiler (???:???), astro-ph/0307520. Just a little paper on rates, but they have found intergalactic SNe it seems.
  13. ``Photometry and Spectroscopy of GRB 030329 and its Associated Supernova 2003dh: The First Two Months'' Matheson, T., et al. 2003, ApJ, submitted, astro-ph/0307435. Pretty much the definitive paper showing that some GRBs arise from some core collapse SNe.
  14. ``Pulsar Recoil by Large-Scale Anisotropies in Supernova Explosions'' 2003jul22, L. Scheck et al. including Janka and Mueller.
  15. ``Evidence for an asymmptotic giant branch star in the progenitor system of a type Ia supernova'' 2003jul21, Mario Hamuy et al. A postscript of this paper is in my sn2002ic directory.
  16. ``White Dwarfs Near Black Holes: A New Paradigm for Type I Supernovae'' 2003jul21, Jim Wilson & Grant Mathews
  17. ``Observations and Theory of Supernovae'' 2002, then 2003 in Am. J. of Phys., J. C. Wheeler. A good, curt review of all supernova research with good references.
  18. Bloom, J. S., ..., Schmidt, B. P., ..., Chevalier, R. A., Wheeler, J. C., et al. 2002, astro-ph/0203391
    Detection of a supernova signature associated with GRB 011121
    ---seems likely that some GRBs originate in Supernovae. They why dol gurn it does the bipolar jet model of supernova polarization not work. Maybe the asymmetry in the ejecta overwhelms any polarization from the jet.

  19. Napiwotzki, R. et al. (including Bruno) 2002, astro-ph/0203147
    Search for progenitors of supnernovae type Ia with SPY
    ---a search for close binary white dwarf systems (double degenerates or DDs) as progenitors for Type I SNe. It is a tremendous boon for white science as well. The survey is expected to find about 200 DDs: so far they have 62. Only a few percent of DDs are needed to supply Type Ia progenitors. But they havn't found any progenitor systems yet: i.e., systems with total mass exceeding the Chandrasekhar mass limit. Of course maybe the mass doesn't have to exceed the Chandrasekhar mass limit, but computations shows it probably does have too.

  20. Bressan, A., Della Valle, M., \& Marziani, P. 2002, astro-ph/0201085
    On Core Collapse Supernovae in Normal and in Seyfert Galaxies
    ---seems that Ib/c's are much more common in Seyfert galaxies than in normal galaxies.

Individual Supernovae
  • SN 1885A The first modern supernova: it was in Andromeda A.
  • SN 1987A The LMC supernova: closest extragalactic supernova.
  • SN 2000cx A very peculiar SN Ia.