Open issues in core-collapse supernovae - progenitors and 3-dimensional simulations

C. L. Fryer, G. Rockefeller, F. X. Timmes, A. L. Hungerford, K. E. Belle

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Modeling core-collapse supernovae is truly a complex computational and physical problem, requiring a detailed knowledge of a wide variety of physics and the latest techniques in both transport algorithms and hydrodynamics. Just understanding the hydrodynamic flows in core-collapse requires a much more comprehensive set of tests than is usually applied to hydrodynamic codes. In this article, we discuss a number of computational tests (with both analytic and experimental solutions) that should be added to any suite of code tests checking the viability of a code to model core-collapse supernovae. We demonstrate the weaknesses and strengths of various codes on these tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOpen Issues In Core Collapse Supernova Theory
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789812703446
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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