Gamma-ray burst jets in supernovae

Alessandra Corsi, Davide Lazzati

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We review the current observational status and theoretical interpretations for the class of broad lines type Ic supernovae. They are characterized by fast photospheric expansion and lack of H and He absorption. They have a larger than normal energy budget, suggesting that they are powered or, at least, augmented by a central engine, like a magnetar or an accreting black hole. There appears therefore to be a link between these supernovae and long-duration gamma-ray bursts. However, its nature has not been satisfactorily demystified.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101614
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Jets
  • Supernovae


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