ORNL Physics Division
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Research Focus
• Understanding the Mechanism of, and Element Synthesis in, Core Collapse (Type II) Supernovae

• Understanding the Mechanism of, and Element Synthesis in, Thermonuclear (Type Ia) Supernovae

• Understanding the Element Synthesis and Energy Generation in Novae

• Development of State-of-the-Art Petaflop Supercomputer applications

• Understanding the Structure of Exotic Nuclei

• Understanding the Nuclear Many Body Problem

• Developing the Energy Density Functional approach for the Theory of Nuclei

Research Activities
Core Collapse Supernovae ( Modeling, Neutrino & Gravitational Wave Signatures, Nucleosynthesis)

Thermonuclear Supernovae ( Modeling, Nucleosynthesis)

Cosmic Nucleosynthesis ( Core Collapse Supernovae, Thermonuclear Supernovae, Novae)

• Structure of Exotic Nuclei

• Nuclear Many Body Problem

• Universal Energy Density Functional Theory (UNEDF)
For More Information
Group Leader: Raph Hix
Email: raph at ornl.gov