AAS 196th Meeting, June 2000
Session 57. Supernovae Here and There, Dust Destruction and Star Formation Topics
Oral, Thursday, June 8, 2000, 10:00-11:30am, Highland B/J

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[57.01] The Origin of Neutron Star Kicks

Dong Lai (Cornell University)

Despite decades of theoretical investigations, our understanding of core-collapse supernovae remains significantly incomplete. Recent observations show that many supernovae are asymmetric and newly-formed neutron stars have large space velocities. I will discuss the physics of different mechanisms for generating asymmetric explosions and pulsar velocities, including hydrodynamically driven, neutrino and magnetically driven kicks.


D. Lai and Y.-Z. Qian 1998, ApJ, 505, 844.\\ P. Arras and D. Lai 1999, ApJ, 519, 745.\\ P. Arras and D. Lai 1999, Phys. Rev. D60, 043001.\\ D. Lai 1999, "Physics of Neutron Star Kicks", in press (astro-ph/9912522).\\ D. Lai and P. Goldreich 2000, ApJ, in press (astro-ph/9906400).\\ D. Lai 2000, ApJ, in press (astro-ph/0004066).\\

This research is supported by NASA Grants NAG 5-8484 and NAG 5-8356, and by a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation.

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