Progenitors of Core-Collapse Supernovae

R. Hirschi, D. Arnett, A. Cristini, C. Georgy, C. Meakin, I. Walkington

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Massive stars have a strong impact on their surroundings, in particular when they produce a core-collapse supernova at the end of their evolution. In these proceedings, we review the general evolution of massive stars and their properties at collapse as well as the transition between massive and intermediate-mass stars. We also summarise the effects of metallicity and rotation. We then discuss some of the major uncertainties in the modelling of massive stars, with a particular emphasis on the treatment of convection in 1D stellar evolution codes. Finally, we present new 3D hydrodynamic simulations of convection in carbon burning and list key points to take from 3D hydrodynamic studies for the development of new prescriptions for convective boundary mixing in 1D stellar evolution codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS331
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • convection
  • interiors
  • rotation
  • stars: evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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