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Applying Radiation Hydrodynamics to understand Core Collapse supernovae (II)

Project ARTHUS2
Research Area Astro Sciences
Principal Investigator(s) Hans-Thomas Janka
Institution(s)
  • Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany

Abstract

Supernova explosions of massive stars are among the most powerful cosmic events. They give birth to neutron stars and stellar black holes, produce strong neutrino and gravitational wave signals, and are the prime source candidates of chemical elements from iron to plutonium. The details of the physical mechanism that leads to the final explosion of the star are not yet fully understood. In this project we perform the currently most advanced simulations of the supernova evolution of massive stars and treat the neutrino-matter interactions in the supernova core with unprecedented accuracy. In this project we aim at continuing our two-dimensional models from the DECI-5 project, and to investigate first steps with three-dimensional models of core collapse supernovae with detailed neutrino-transport.

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