On the gravitational collapse of a neutron star to a black hole induced by a type Ic supernova

Author: Jorge Armando Rueda Hernández

Abstract: The temporal coincidence of the gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) with supernovae (SNe) continues to represent one of the most studied problems of Relativistic Astrophysics. The SNe associated with GRBs are of type Ib/c. We elaborate here from the earlier paradigm that the concept of induced gravitational collapse is essential to explain the GRB-SN connection. We conside the specific case of a close (orbital period