Before stars go supernova - in 3D

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of this project is to understand the full three-dimensional structure of massive stars when they
explode. In particular, we will model the late evolution and burning stages of massive stars before they
explode as core collapse supernovae. The violent nature of the thermonuclear burning during the star's last
few minutes and seconds may cause significant deviations from spherical symmetry, in particular when
considering rotating stars. Such realistic models are an essential ingredient for any realistic supernova
model, and for understanding how these supernovae synthesize the entire range from lightest to the heaviest
elements in the universe.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/17

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD283,536.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD55,359.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)