Unusual supernovae, Pop III Gamma-Ray Bursts, and first chemical enrichment

Ken'ichi Nomoto, Takashi Moriya, Masaomi Tanaka, Keiichi Maeda, Nozomu Tominaga, Tomoharu Suzuki

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It is remarkable that large diversities of supernova properties such as brightness and explosion energy have been observed. It is challenging to explore the origin of unusual supernovae, e.g., extremely faint and extremely luminous supernovae, and the extremely energetic explosions (hypernovae) associated with the Gamma-Ray Bursts. In particular, we present a core-collapse hypernova model for extremely luminous type Ic SN 2007bi as an alternative to the pair-instability model. We discuss how nucleosynthetic properties resulted from unusual supernovae are connected with the unusual abundance patterns of extremely metal-poor stars. Such connections may provide important constraints on the properties of first stars.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event11th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2010 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 2010 Jul 192010 Jul 23


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