Theoretical Astrophysics

The Theoretical Astrophysics group (T-6) combines the computational expertise and resources at LANL with detailed physics (theory based on experiments) to solve complex astrophysical problems. This work spans a broad range of astrophysical phenomena from stellar evolution and stellar endpoints (supernovae, gamma-ray bursts) to nuclear astrophysics to magnetized accretion disks to asteroid and planetary collisions. Our work includes the study of a variety of physics and numerical physics applications: radiation and magneto hydrodynamics, general relativity, and nuclear physics. In addition, T-6 has a major research effort developing cutting edge computational resources.

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Rotating Core-Collapse

The collapse of massive stars produce supernovae and leave behind compact remnants (neutron stars or black holes). Here we show a 3-dimensional collapse simulation of a rotating stellar core 300ms after collapse. The colors denote entropy and the vectors denote velocity.


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