FRONTIERS IN COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS

Particle and Flames in Radiative and Magnetic Flows

October 11-15, 2010
Lyon, France

Contribution of Ke-Jung (Ken) Chen

Title

Multi-Dimensional Simulations of Pair-Instability Supernovae

Topics

"Explosive fate of stars"

Keywords

Stellar evolution, Massive star, Pair instability supernovae

Abstract

We present preliminary results from multidimensional numerical studies of pair instability supernova (PSN). We study the nuclear burning, hydrodynamic instabilities and explosion of very massive stars that occur in multiple spatial dimensions via using the new radiation-hydrodynamics code, CASTRO.

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