Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Binary Paths to Type Ia Supernovae Explosions (IAU S281)

Binary Paths to Type Ia Supernovae Explosions (IAU S281)

AUD$116.95 inc GST

Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107019812

AUD$ 116.95 inc GST

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) are bright, distinctive explosions that are effective tools to study the expansion history of the Universe. Given their importance, it is remarkable that we still do not know the exact nature or natures of the astrophysical systems that generate them. IAU Symposium 281 assesses the state of searches for the progenitor systems and describes progress toward the solution of the so-called Type Ia progenitor puzzle. This long-standing problem has proved difficult to solve, because it involves so many areas at the frontiers of astrophysics. Topics covered include: work on new surveys; studies of white dwarfs, accretion binaries, and related phenomena; binary evolution models and different ways to test them; and SNe Ia explosions, light curves and supernova remnants. This volume presents all sides of the ongoing debates, benefiting researchers and graduate students working on Type Ia supernovae, close binary evolution, and binary populations.

    • Reviews recent progress in theory and observations which lead to a wider range of possible progenitor models than ever before
    • Presents all sides of the ongoing debates, while retaining a diversity of opinions on a wide range of topics reflecting physical uncertainties relating to the Type Ia progenitor puzzle
    • The 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to three astrophysicists who inferred the existence of dark energy from Type Ia supernova data
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107019812
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 140 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Conference overview
    The Organizing Committee
    Conference photographs
    Part I. Surveys: New Perspectives on Cosmology and the Type Ia Supernova Progenitor Problem
    Part II. Stellar and Binary Processes: A. Single and binary star evolution
    B. The role of rotation
    Part III. Cataclysmic Variables and Classical Novae
    Part IV. Possible Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae: A. Nuclear burning white dwarfs
    B. Recurrent novae and symbiotics
    C. Helium donors
    D. Double white dwarfs
    E. Population synthesis
    Part V. New Insights on SNe Ia Progenitors from Their Explosions and Aftermath: A. Explosion physics
    B. Signatures of progenitors in light curves and spectra
    C. Signatures of progenitors in supernova remnants
    Author index.

  • Editors

    Rosanne Di Stefano, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

    Marina Orio, INAF-Padova and the University of Wisconsin

    Maxwell Moe, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.