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  Software Infrastructure:
     MESA
     FLASH
     STARLIB
     My codes
  White dwarf supernova:
     Remnant metallicities
     Colliding white dwarfs
     Merging white dwarfs
     Ignition conditions
     Metallicity effects
     Central density effects
     Detonation density effects
     Tracer particle burning
     Subsonic burning fronts
     Supersonic burning fronts
     W7 profiles
  Massive star supernova:
     Rotating progenitors
     3D evolution
     26Al & 60Fe
     44Ti, 60Co & 56Ni
     Yields of radionuclides
     Effects of 12C +12C
     SN 1987A light curve
     Constraints on Ni/Fe ratios
     An r-process
     Compact object IMF
  Stars:
     Pop III JWST
     Pre-SN variations
     Monte Carlo white dwarfs
     SAGB stars
     Classical novae
     He shell convection
     Presolar grains
     He burn on neutron stars
     BBFH at 40 years
  Chemical Evolution:
     Hypatia catalog
     Zone models H to Zn
     Mixing ejecta
     γ-rays within 100 Mpc
  Thermodynamics & Networks
     Stellar EOS
     Reaction networks
     Proton-rich NSE
     Bayesian reaction rates
  Verification Problems:
     Validating an astro code
     Su-Olson
     Cog8
     Mader
     RMTV
     Sedov
     Noh
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Contact: F.X.Timmes
my one page vitae,
full vitae,
research statement, and
teaching statement.
Software Infrastructure:
MESA FLASH STARLIB
MESA-Web ⚬ My open instruments

White Dwarf Supernova:
Remnant metallicity Colliding white dwarfs Merging white dwarfs
Ignition conditions ⚬ Metallicity effects ⚬ Central density effects
⚬ Detonation density effects Tracer particle burning Subsonic burning fronts
Supersonic burning fronts ⚬ W7 profiles  

Massive Star Supernova:
Rotating progenitors 3D evolution to collapse 26Al & 60Fe
44Ti, 60Co & 56Ni ⚬ Yields of radionuclides ⚬ Effects of 12C+12C
⚬ SN 1987A light curve ⚬ Constraints on Ni/Fe ratios ⚬ An r-process
⚬ Compact object IMF    

Stars:
Pop III with JWST ⚬ Pre-supernova variations ⚬ Monte Carlo white dwarfs
Super-AGB ⚬ Nugrid Yields I ⚬ Classical novae
⚬ He shell flash ⚬ Presolar grains ⚬ He burn on neutron stars
⚬ BBFH at 40 years    

Chemical Evolution:
Hypatia catalog ⚬ Zone models - H to Zn ⚬ Mixing ejecta into clouds
⚬ γ-rays within 100 Mpc

Thermodynamics & Reaction Networks:
⚬ Stellar equations of state ⚬ Reaction networks Proton-rich NSE
⚬ Bayesian reaction rates    

Verification and Validation:
⚬ Validating an astro code Su-Olson Coggeshall
Mader RMTV Sedov
Noh Rayleigh-Taylor

My research statement.



Five most cited publications as of 01Jul2017:
  1. "FLASH: An adaptive mesh hydrodynamics code for modeling astrophysical thermonuclear flashes".
    1533 citations with ~140 citations/year.
    One of the 15 most cited astronomy & astrophysics papers published in 2000.

  2. MESA instrument papers I, II, and III. 1367 citations with ~400 citations/year.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA)".
       709 citations with ~170 citations/year.
       One of the 15 most cited astronomy & astrophysics papers published in 2011.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Planets, Oscillations, Rotation, and Massive Stars".
       453 citations with ~130 citations/year.
       One of the 15 most cited astronomy & astrophysics papers published in 2013.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Binaries, Pulsations, Explosions".
       205 citations with ~100 citations/year.
       One of the 20 most cited astronomy & astrophysics papers published in in 2015.

  3. "Galactic chemical evolution: Hydrogen through zinc".
    1011 citations with ~20 citations/year.
    One of the 25 most cited astronomy & astrophysics papers published in 1995.

  4. "Synthesis of the elements in stars: forty years of progress".
    606 citations with ~25 citations/year.

  5. "The accuracy, consistency, and speed of an electron-positron equation of state based on table interpolation of the Helmholtz free energy".
    396 citations with ~40 citations/year.

All publications as of 01Jul2017:
⚬ 265 publications, 106 refereed + 2 in press + 1 in review + 2 in preparation.

⚬ Total citations:    7,527 ADS, 10,421 Google Scholar;     h-index: 40 ADS, 44 Google Scholar

⚬ Publications with 1000+ citations: 2; with 500+ citations: 4; with 200+ citations: 12; with 100+ citations: 19.

⚬ Citation history (click to see/get a vector graphics version):

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