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     MESA
     FLASH
     STARLIB
     My codes
  White dwarf supernova:
     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:
     Pre-SN variations
     MC white dwarfs
     SAGB
     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
     MC 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:
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:
⚬ 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
⚬ Thermonuclear 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 01Apr2017:
  1. "FLASH: An adaptive mesh hydrodynamics code for modeling astrophysical thermonuclear flashes".
    1482 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. 1226 citations with ~400 citations/year.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA)".
       660 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".
       406 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".
       160 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".
    1013 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".
    379 citations with ~30 citations/year.

All publications as of 01Apr2017:
⚬ 269 publications, 104 refereed + 4 in review + 2 in preparation.

⚬ Total citations:    7213 ADS, 9562 Google Scholar;     h-index: 38 ADS, 42 Google Scholar

⚬ Publications with 1000+ citations: 2; with 500+ citations: 4; with 200+ citations: 11; with 100+ citations: 19.

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

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