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The core collapse supernova rate in the SDSS-II supernova survey
by Taylor, Matthew F., Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2011, 101; 3473341
Abstract (Summary)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey II Supernova Survey (SDSS-II SN), though designed as a type Ia supernova search for cosmology, also discovered a large sample of core collapse supernovae (CCSN). I use the SDSS-II SN data to measure the volumetric CCSN rate in the redshift range (0.03 < z</italic> < 0.09), finding a volume-averaged rate of 0.98±0.18 × 10-4yr-1([special characters omitted] Mpc)-3. The CCSN luminosity function is also extracted from the data, and its implications on the cosmic star formation history are considered.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cinabro, David
Commitee: Frieman, Joshua, Harr, Robert, Petrov, Alexey
School: Wayne State University
Department: Physics
School Location: United States -- Michigan
Source: DAI-B 72/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Astrophysics, Astronomy
Keywords: Core collapse, Rate, Sloan Digital Sky Survey II, Supernova
Publication Number: 3473341
ISBN: 978-1-124-87665-8
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