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  Software Infrastructure:
     MESA
     FLASH
     STARLIB
     MESA-Web
     starkiller-astro
     My instruments
  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
  Neutron Stars and Black Holes:
     Black Hole Mass Gap
     Compact object IMF
  Stars:
     Neutrino HR diagram
     Pulsating white dwarfs
     Pop III with JWST
     Monte Carlo massive stars
     Neutrinos from pre-SN
     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:
     Iron Pseudocarbynes
     Radionuclides in the 2020s
     Hypatia catalog
     Zone models H to Zn
     Mixing ejecta
     γ-rays within 100 Mpc
  Thermodynamics & Networks
     Stellar EOS
     12C(α,γ)16O Rate
     Proton-rich NSE
     Reaction networks
     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 starkiller-astro ⚬ My 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

Neutron Stars and Black Holes:
Black Hole Mass Gap ⚬ Compact object IMF  

Stars:
Pop III with JWST Micronovae Variable white dwarfs
Neutrino HR diagram ⚬ Monte Carlo massive stars Pre-supernova neutrinos
⚬ 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:
Iron Pseudocarbynes Radionuclides in the 2020s Hypatia catalog
⚬ Zone models - H to Zn ⚬ Mixing ejecta into clouds ⚬ γ-rays within 100 Mpc

Thermodynamics & Reaction Networks:
⚬ Stellar equations of state ⚬ 12C(α,γ)16O reaction rate Proton-rich NSE
⚬ Reaction networks ⚬ Bayesian reaction rates  

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

My research statement.



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Five most cited publications as of 01Jan2022:
  1. MESA instrument papers I, II, III, IV, and V.
    6,311 citations with ~1800 citations/year.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA)" (MESA I).
       2,192 citations with ~450 citations/year.
       One of the 5 most cited astronomy & astrophysics articles published in 2011.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Planets, Oscillations, Rotation, and Massive Stars" (MESA II).
       1,659 citations with ~400 citations/year.
       One of the 10 most cited astronomy & astrophysics articles published in 2013.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Binaries, Pulsations, Explosions" (MESA III).
       1,362 citations with ~400 citations/year.
       One of the 5 most cited astronomy & astrophysics articles published in in 2015.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Convective Boundaries, Element Diffusion, and Massive Star Explosions" (MESA IV).
       704 citations with ~300 citations/year.
       One of the 15 most cited astronomy & astrophysics articles published in in 2018.

       "Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Pulsating Variable Stars, Rotation, Convective Boundaries, and Energy Conservation" (MESA V).
       394 citations with ~200 citations/year.
       One of the 15 most cited astronomy & astrophysics articles published in in 2019.

  2. "FLASH: An adaptive mesh hydrodynamics code for modeling astrophysical thermonuclear flashes".
    1,514 citations with ~120 citations/year.
    One of the 15 most cited astronomy & astrophysics articles published in 2000.

  3. "Galactic chemical evolution: Hydrogen through zinc".
    926 citations with ~25 citations/year.
    One of the 30 most cited astronomy & astrophysics articles published in 1995.

  4. "The accuracy, consistency, and speed of an electron-positron equation of state based on table interpolation of the Helmholtz free energy".
    494 citations with ~70 citations/year.
    One of the 100 most cited astronomy & astrophysics articles published in 2000.

  5. "Synthesis of the elements in stars: forty years of progress".
    410 citations with ~15 citations/year.

All publications as of 01Jan2022:

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