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Towards the Core-Collapse Supernova Explosion Mechanism...

by Christian Y Cardall, Eirik Endeve, R. D. Budiardja, Pedro Marronetti, Anthony Mezzacappa
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
Page Numbers
81 to 90
Publisher Name
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASPSC)
Publisher Location
San Francisco, Washington, United States of America

Core-collapse supernovae are amazing displays of astrohysical fireworks - and the optical emission is only a tiny part of the story. These events involve virtually all branches of physics and spawn phenomena observale by every kind of astronomical observation. This richness of theory and observation presents a formidable challenge to their understanding via computer simulations, but we are entering a new era of realism and maturity in modeling the key processes by collapse and explosion.