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Evolution of binary stars towards core collapse supernovae

TYPEAstrophysics Seminar
Speaker:Avishai Gilkis
Affiliation:IoA Cambridge
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow 620

Most massive stars evolve in interacting binary systems before exploding as core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe). Uncertainties in the efficiency of mass transfer by Roche-lobe overflow (RLOF) and the subsequent mass loss through stellar winds make it difficult to predict the material and angular momentum content in the system at its final stages. I will present binary stellar evolution simulations with different assumptions for these key processes and discuss the implications for CCSNe, with special focus on the post-RLOF mass loss by stellar winds and supernovae of types IIb and Ib, for which little or no hydrogen is left in the stellar envelope.