Extreme Core-collapse Supernovae in Three Dimensions

Hyperenergetic and superluminous core-collapse supernovae belong to the most extreme transient events in the universe and are a key factor in the supernova gamma-ray burst connection. I will discuss the unique challenges in both input physics and computational modeling that come with a problem involving all four fundamental forces and highlight recent breakthroughs overcoming these challenges in full 3D simulations. I will pay particular attention to how these simulations can be used to reveal the engines driving the explosion and conclude by discussing what remains to be done in simulation work to maximize what we can learn from current and future time-domain astronomy transient surveys.

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