"Simulations of Gamma-Ray Bursts and Jet-Powered Supernovae"
Speaker: Brian Morsony (UMD)
Hydrodynamic simulations of GRB jets offer insights into how GRBs are created, how their observational properties come about, and how GRBs and supernova are connected. I will present simulations of GRB jets and photospheric emission. By following the relativistic outflow well outside the star, we are able to produce prompt gamma-rays from thermal emission at the photosphere. With no fine-tuning, we are able to reproduce key observational correlations. I will also present a series of jet simulations that produce a wide range of outcomes with only minor changes, from classical GRBs, through low-energy intermediate events, to ordinary supernovae.
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