State-of-the-Art 3D Core-Collapse Supernova Explosion Modeling

10/03/2021 - 14:00 - 15:00
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State-of-the-Art 3D Core-Collapse Supernova Explosion Modeling
Adam Burrows
Princeton University
Using our state-of-the-art code Fornax we have simulated the collapse and explosion of the cores of many massive-star models in three spatial dimensions. This is the most comprehensive set of realistic 3D core-collapse supernova simulations yet performed and has provided very important insights into the mechanism and character of this almost 60-year-old astrophysical puzzle.  Importantly, most multi-D models explode without artifice by the neutrino mechanism, aided by the effects of neutrino-driven turbulence. I will present detailed results from this suite of runs and the novel conclusions derived from our new capacity to simulate many 3D, as opposed to 2D and 1D, full physics models every year. This new capability, enabled by this new algorithm and modern HPC assets, is poised to transform our understanding of this central astrophysical phenomenon.
Adam Burrows is currently a Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. His primary research interests are supernova theory, exoplanet and brown dwarf theory, planetary atmospheres, computational astrophysics, and nuclear astrophysics. Well-known as a pioneer in the theory of exoplanets, brown dwarfs, and supernovae, he has written numerous fundamental and influential papers and reviews on these subjects during the last ~35 years.