The Observer's Guide to the Gamma-Ray Burst Supernova Connection

DOI: 
10.1155/2017/8929054
Publication date: 
12/05/2017
Main author: 
Cano Z.
IAA authors: 
Cano, Z.
Authors: 
Cano Z., Wang S.-Q., Dai Z.-G., Wu X.-F.
Journal: 
Advances in Astronomy
Publication type: 
Review
Volume: 
2017
Number: 
8929054
Abstract: 

We present a detailed report of the connection between long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and their accompanying supernovae (SNe). The discussion presented here places emphasis on how observations, and the modelling of observations, have constrained what we know about GRB-SNe. We discuss their photometric and spectroscopic properties, their role as cosmological probes, including their measured luminosity-decline relationships, and how they can be used to measure the Hubble constant. We present a statistical summary of their bolometric properties and use this to determine the properties of the 'average' GRB-SN. We discuss their geometry and consider the various physical processes that are thought to power the luminosity of GRB-SNe and whether differences exist between GRB-SNe and the SNe associated with ultra-long-duration GRBs. We discuss how observations of their environments further constrain the physical properties of their progenitor stars and give a brief overview of the current theoretical paradigms of their central engines. We then present an overview of the radioactively powered transients that have been photometrically associated with short-duration GRBs, and we conclude by discussing what additional research is needed to further our understanding of GRB-SNe, in particular the role of binary-formation channels and the connection of GRB-SNe with superluminous SNe. © 2017 Zach Cano et al.

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SCOPUS
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