Diagnostics of the supernova engine

Chris L. Fryer, Carola Ellinger, Patrick A. Young, Gregory Vance

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The standard engine behind core-collapse supernovae is continuously evolving with increasingly detailed models. At this time, most simulations focus on an engine invoking turbulence above the proto-neutron star, sometimes termed the convection-enhanced engine. Here we review this engine and why it has become the standard for normal supernovae, focusing on a wide set of observations that provide insight into the supernova engine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-95
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS331
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • Black holes
  • Neutron star
  • Supernova

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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