Core-collapse supernovae, the explosions of massive stars, are of pivotal importance for understanding the population of neutron star and black hole binary systems whose mergers can now be observed by gravitational detectors. These spectacular explosions are also promising targets for multi-messenger observations in their own right.
These lectures will discuss relevant physical principles that underlie our current understanding of supernova dynamics, multi-messenger observables, and phenomenology.
The lectures will cover the following topics:
- Outline of massive star evolution and outlook on unresolved questions
- Dynamics of collapse and explosion and overview of supernova explosion modelling
- Gravitational waves from supernovae
- Neutrinos from supernovae
- Supernova nucleosynthesis
- Phenomenology of Observed Supernovae and Compact Remnants