The core-collapse supernova explosion mechanism

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The explosion mechanism of core-collapse supernovae is a long-standing problem in stellar astrophysics. We briefly outline the main contenders for a solution and review recent efforts to model core-collapse supernova explosions by means of multi-dimensional simulations. Focusing on the neutrino-driven mechanism, we summarize currents efforts to predict supernova explosion and remnant properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS329
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Convection
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Instabilities
  • Methods: Numerical
  • Neutrinos
  • Stars: Evolution
  • Stars: Interiors
  • Supernovae: General
  • Turbulence

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