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Title: Exploring extreme supernovae
Author: Polshaw, Joseph Stephan Wilfrid
ISNI:       0000 0004 6059 5288
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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The study of supernovae (SNe) has greatly advanced in recent years, in particular due to the successes of wide-field transient surveys. The ever-increasing quantity of data has led to the discoveries of a large number of peculiar SNe with extreme properties, which both challenge and illuminate the current understanding of massive star evolution. In this thesis, I present detailed analyses of three SNe, each of which can be considered to be extreme in some way. The analysis highlights the multiple competing physical effects that the properties of massive stars at the end of their lives have on the resulting explosion. The understanding of this is one of the key goals of SNe research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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