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Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017

3D Simulations of Jittering-Jets in Core Collapse Supernovae on Cy-Tera

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Professor Noam Soker and his PhD student were awarded 200,000 CPU hours on Cy-Tera to study the connection between jets and core-collapse supernovae explosions of massive stars using 3D gas dynamic numerical simulations to examine the physical properties and conditions for successful explosions.
This computational time was used to simulate the new and novel “Jets Driven Feedback Mechanism Model” which seeks to explain the reason as to why massive stars explode at the end of their life, something very important as new surveys reveal previously unknown types of supernovae which require new models to be correctly explained.