Multi-dimensional core-collapse supernova explosions

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We report some of the recent, though preliminary, results of our explorations into multidimensional phenomena in the context of core-collapse supernova explosions. In particular, we discuss the idea that 3D effects may be crucial to the viabiility of the neutrino-driven core-collapse supernova mechanism, that pulsar spins are unlikely to originate from non-rotating progenitor stars, that pulsar kicks are naturally explained as simple hydrodynamic recoils during explosion, and that multi-angle radiation hydrodynamics simulations suggest that the neutrino radiation fields around the proto-neutron star are much more spherically-distributed than the associated matter distributions. Three-dimensional effects present a rich set of opportunities for explaining core-collapse supernova explosions, but also pose significant computational challenges that are only now beginning to be confronted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrigin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2011
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
EventInternational Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolutions of Galaxies 2011, OMEG 2011 - Wako, Japan
Duration: Nov 14 2011Nov 17 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherInternational Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolutions of Galaxies 2011, OMEG 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


  • Hydrodynamics
  • Neutrinos
  • Neutron Stars
  • Supernovae


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