Supernova simulations with Boltzmann neutrino transport: a comparison of methods

@article{Liebendoerfer2005SupernovaSW,
  title={Supernova simulations with Boltzmann neutrino transport: a comparison of methods},
  author={Matthias Liebendoerfer and Markus Rampp and H.-Th. Janka and Anthony Mezzacappa},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={620},
  pages={840-860}
}
Accurate neutrino transport has been built into spherically symmetric simulations of stellar core collapse and postbounce evolution. The results of such simulations agree that spherically symmetric models with standard microphysical input fail to explode by the delayed, neutrino-driven mechanism. Independent groups implemented fundamentally different numerical methods to tackle the Boltzmann neutrino transport equation. Here we present a direct and detailed comparison of such neutrino radiation… 
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