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A stalled core-collapse supernova shock is unstable to non-spherical perturbations, in what is known as the Standing Accretion Shock Instability (SASI). This instability is global and oscillatory, affecting the region between the protoneutron star surface and the shock. I'll discuss several insights into this instability obtained by combining linear stability analysis and time-dependent simulations, using simple prescriptions for the microphysics that capture the essential physics of the problem.
Six dimensional (1, 0) supergravity theories have received recent attention due to the fact that the strong constraints coming from anomalies severely restrict the theory. These constraints are restrictive enough that it is possible to get a rather good handle on the space of theories that do not exhibit any (known) inconsistencies. Many useful observations can be made by studying this space of theories. In particular, the process of comparing these theories with six-dimensional string vacua turns out to be fruitful in many aspects.
We compute the partition function of quantum Einstein gravity in three dimensional de Sitter space. The Euclidean path integral is formulated as a sum over geometries, including both perturbative loop and non-perturbative instanton corrections coming from geometries with non-trivial topology.
I would like to overview the progress of the EOS tables for core-collapse supernovae and their influence clarified by these EOS developments. Some topics I try to cover include the neutrino signal from the black hole formation as well as the composition in supernova cores. We would to like hear needs and comments from users of the series of Shen EOS tables for further developments. I would like to report also on recent development of our numerical code of the neutrino-transfer calculation in 3D.
For approximately half a century, core-collapse supernovae have posed a vexing puzzle for theorists despite being a major ingredient (and uncertainty) in fields ranging from stellar and galaxy evolution to the interstellar medium. Historically, advances in core-collapse theory have been linked to advances in computing power and software. Supernovae are inherently multi-dimensional objects in which neutrino transport, gravity, hydrodynamic instabilities and convection play important roles.