Late Stages of Stars, Supernovae and Gamma-ray Bursts, SC
The course deals with observations of and theoretical concepts for the late evolutionary phases of high mass
stars and the processes which determine their evolution. Specifically it treats the evolution after the Main
Sequence for high mass stars which ultimately explode as supernovae. The relationships to different types of
gamma ray bursts are also discussed. The physical processes studied in this course are degenerate gases,
nuclear burning, stellar winds / mass loss / jets, neutrino processes and thermonuclear explosions.