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Tuesday, February 20 2018

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Interest in the transient astronomical sky has increased tremendously
thanks to modern time-domain surveys, which have discovered unexpected
diversity in previously known phenomena and identified many new
classes of transients. I will focus on two types of transients that
are important for the nucleosynthesis in the Universe and the
evolution of gravitational wave sources. I will argue that the deaths
of massive stars and the associated core-collapse supernovae are
highly sensitive to initial conditions, which leads to a complex