New ideas in the theory of core-collapse supernova explosions

Adam S. Burrows, Luc Dessart, Eli Livne, Christian D. Ott

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We summarize some of the new results emerging from our recent multi-dimensional simulations of core collapse and explosion. We see a new role for rapid core oscillations and acoustic power in igniting asymmetrical supernova explosions and obtain explosions for all progenitors studied. Furthermore, we have explored the effects of rapid rotation and have estimated the degree of anisotropy of the emergent neutrino emissions in the generic context. All these aspects bear on the mechanisms of explosion and pulsar proper motion. While more detailed calculations are called for, if any of the newly-identified phenomena survive, we suggest that the field of supernova theory may be entering a new and productive phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2006
Event9th International Symposium on Nuclear Astrophysics - Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2006 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2006Jun 30 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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