Welcome to Elliot Cartee's webpage

Hi, my name is Elliot Cartee. I'm an undergraduate student at Cornell University currently taking part in the Computational Astrophysics REU at NC State University. In the future, I'll be updating this page with information relevant to my research.

Research Description

  • Abstract (Rough Draft)

    Current simulations of core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe) suggest that the post-bounce shockwave stalls at a radius of approximately 50km. This stalled shockwave has been found to be unstable, in what is known as the Spherical Accretion Shock Instability (SASI). Revent numerical simulations suggest that the SASI plays an important role in reviving the explosion and powering CCSNe. Previous simulations involving SASI, however, are limited in their study of how rotation of the progenitor star affects the SASI. We propose tomore strongly consider progenitor star rotation in our simulations of CCSNe, more specifically using the VH-1 hydrodynamics code in two dimensions. Our goal with these simulations is to quantify the effects of rotation on the SASI,by measuring growth rates of the SASI, as well as other effects of rotation.