Rotation, convection, and core collapse

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Abstract

As a preparation for the generation of a new set of core collapse progenitor models, a new investigation of the physics of such stars has begun. Supercomputers allow the simulation of three dimensional highly turbulent flow. Treating these numerical ”experiments” as valid representations of the behavior of high energy density (HED) plasma, a view supported by laboratory experiments with inertial confinement fusion (ICF) devices, we are beginning to develop a theory of this behavior appropriate to stellar interiors. Unlike conventional astrophysical convection theory, the Richardson-Kolmogorov turbulent cascade and the Lorenz strange attractor make an appearance, as well as a rich set of boundary-region physics. The process of developing physical insight from numerical simulations will be illustrated, and implications for stellar evolution, from the Sun to gamma-ray bursts and supernovae, will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOn Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories
PublisherWorld Scientific
Pages54-58
Number of pages5
Edition210699
ISBN (Print)9789814612142
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories, MG13 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Jul 1 2015Jul 7 2015

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Other13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories, MG13 2012
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period7/1/157/7/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Arnett, W. D. (2015). Rotation, convection, and core collapse. In On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories (210699 ed., pp. 54-58). World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814623995_0003