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Concise numerical algorithms in supernova dynamics: Paving the way to the exploration of environmental and astrophysical phenomena as scientific laboratories

English title Concise numerical algorithms in supernova dynamics: Paving the way to the exploration of environmental and astrophysical phenomena as scientific laboratories
Applicant Liebendörfer Matthias
Number 106627
Funding scheme SNSF Professorships
Research institution Departement Physik Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Start/End 01.09.2005 - 31.08.2009
Approved amount 1'192'135.00
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Discipline
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Nuclear Physics
Plasma Physics
Fluid Dynamics
Information Technology

Keywords (7)

parallel computing; supernovae; computational physics; radiation-hydrodynamics; nuclear astrophysics; gravitational collapse; atmospheric physics

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Lay summary
Macroscopic phenomena in nature - in astrophysics and on Earth - often originate from the interaction of tightly coupled microscopic processes with different characteristic length and time scales. We develop efficient transport/hydrodynamics algorithms in the context of gravitational collapse and supernova explosions. A reliable numerical link between the input physics and the observables in distant astrophysical objects provides new information about matter under otherwise inaccessible conditions, or vice versa, allows the prediction of a large-scale evolution based on well-known input physics. Group page
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124879 Multi-Dimensional Supernova Models and the Prediction of Observables from Different Explosion Mechanisms 01.09.2009 SNSF Professorships

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