CCA Short Talks with Philipp Moesta

Date & Time

SEMINAR: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


162 Fifth Ave, 6th Floor, Library

“The most powerful transients in 3D”

Extreme (hyperenergetic/superluminous) core-collapse supernovae and neutron star mergers belong to the most extreme transient events in the universe and are the leading engine candidates for both long and short gamma-ray bursts. I will discuss the unique challenges in both input physics and computational modeling for these systems involving all four fundamental forces and highlight recent breakthroughs in full 3D simulations. I will pay particular attention to how these simulations can be used to reveal the engines driving the explosion and conclude by discussing what remains to be done in order to maximize what we can learn from current and future time-domain transient surveys.

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