- Philipp Moesta, The University of California, Berkeley
Jet-driven core-collapse supernovae belong to the most energetic transients in the universe and are key targets for time-domain astronomy surveys. The speaker will discuss the unique challenges in both input physics and computational modeling for these systems involving all four fundamental forces and will highlight recent breakthroughs in full 3-D simulations. The speaker will pay particular attention to how these simulations can be used to reveal the engines driving these events and will conclude by discussing what remains to be done in order to maximize what we can learn from current and future time-domain transient surveys.
Refreshments will be served at 2:30.