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Spectral synthesis of multidimensional supernova explosion models

Spectral synthesis of multidimensional supernova explosion models

Objective

Core-collapse supernovae are the explosive deaths of massive stars. They
are the main production sites of the heavy elements in the Universe, drive galactic
dynamic and chemical evolution, and produce exotic remnants such as black holes and neutron stars. To interpret observations and advance our understanding of the origin of the elements, sophisticated spectral
models are needed. The main science objective in this proposal is to compute
the first spectral models of multi-dimensional core-collapse explosion simulations.
These models will then be compared with available high-quality data to derive information on nucleosynthesis yields and supernova structure. The proposed work involves the development of spectral modelling tools from current 1D to multi-D capability, and application of these to recently computed state-of-the-art 3D explosion simulations.
This innovative project will allow a milestone in supernova research to be reached
by producing the first light curves and spectra of modern 3D simulations,
and will approach us to solving an almost 50 year standing mystery of
how supernovae explode and how the elements are produced.
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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Address

Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 171 460,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 702538

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 171 460,80

  • EU contribution

    € 171 460,80

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany