The multi-dimensional character and mechanisms of core-collapse supernovae

Adam Burrows, Luc Dessart, Eli Livne

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Abstract

On this twentieth anniversary of the epiphany of SN1987A, we summarize various proposed explosion mechanisms for the generic core-collapse supernova. Whether the agency is neutrinos, acoustic power, magnetohydrodynamics, or some hybrid combination of these three, both multi-dimensional simulations and constraining astronomical measurements point to a key role for asphericities and instabilities in collapse and explosion dynamics. Moreover, different progenitors may explode in different ways, and have different observational signatures. Whatever these are, the complex phenomena being revealed through modern multi-dimensional numerical simulations manifest a richness that was little anticipated in the early years of theoretical supernova research, a richness that continues to challenge us today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSUPERNOVA 1987A
Subtitle of host publication20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters
Pages370-380
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSUPERNOVA 1987A: 20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters - Aspen, CO, United States
Duration: Feb 19 2007Feb 23 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume937
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherSUPERNOVA 1987A: 20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters
CountryUnited States
CityAspen, CO
Period2/19/072/23/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Multi-dimensional hydrodynamics
  • Neutrinos
  • Stellar oscilltions
  • Supernovae

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    Burrows, A., Dessart, L., & Livne, E. (2007). The multi-dimensional character and mechanisms of core-collapse supernovae. In SUPERNOVA 1987A: 20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters (pp. 370-380). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 937). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2803593