Sunday, October 30, 2011

Assignment #5 and updates

Hi folks,

assignment #5 (due on Wed, Nov 2, 2011) is available for download.

Important: The date for the field trip to Mt. Wilson has now moved to December 3!.

Here are the links to the literature that will prepare you for class:

The Brightest Explosions in the Universe, by N. Gehrels, L. Piro, and P. Leonard.
Scientific American, December 2002. http://bit.ly/sA7Tpi

Gamma-Ray Bursts: A Supernova Connection, by D. Hartmann,
Nature Physics, 6, 241, 2010,
http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v6/n4/full/nphys1629.html

Optional reading (advanced stuff):
The Supernova Gamma-Ray Burst Connection, by S. Woosley & J. Bloom,
Annual Review in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 44, 507, 2006,
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006ARA%26A..44..507W 

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