Cutting-edge issues of core-collapse supernova theory

Kei Kotake, Ko Nakamura, Takami Kuroda, Tomoya Takiwaki

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    Based on multi-dimensional neutrino-radiation hydrodynamic simulations, we report several cutting-edge issues about the long-veiled explosion mechanism of core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe). In this contribution, we pay particular attention to whether three-dimensional (3D) hydrodynamics and/or general relativity (GR) would or would not help the onset of explosions. By performing 3D simulations with spectral neutrino transport, we show that it is more difficult to obtain an explosion in 3D than in 2D. In addition, our results from the first generation of full general relativistic 3D simulations including approximate neutrino transport indicate that GR can foster the onset of neutrino-driven explosions. Based on our recent parametric studies using a light-bulb scheme, we discuss impacts of nuclear energy deposition behind the supernova shock and stellar rotation on the neutrino-driven mechanism, both of which have yet to be included in the self-consistent 3D supernova models. Finally we give an outlook with a summary of the most urgent tasks to extract the information about the explosion mechanisms from multi-messenger CCSN observables.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9780735412286
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event12th International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies, OMEG 2013 - Tsukuba
    Duration: 2013 Nov 182013 Nov 21


    Other12th International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies, OMEG 2013


    • neutrinos
    • radiation-hydrodynamics
    • supernovae

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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