milestones

 Year     Milestones
 
06/11


to

06/12
  1. Benchmarks for nuclear matter EoS at zero temperature using QMC
  2. Spin and density response functions for weak interaction in neutron matter
  3. Results for 3x3 multi-angle neutrino flavor transformations, exploration of diverse supernovae environments.
  4. Revised beta decay reaction rates in r-process networks and sensitivity analysis.
  5. Hybrid stars and model independent NS EOS from simultaneous mass-radius measurements .
  6. X-ray burst (XRB) simulations, NS structure and library of ash compositions  in 1-d.

Year     Milestones
 
06/10


to

06/11
  1.  Equation of state and pairing gaps in dense neutron matter.
  2.  Results for 3x3 multi-angle neutrino flavor transformations.
  3. Impact of single-angle neutrino flavor transformations on ambient conditions and nucleosynthesis. R-process abundances and helium-zone neutrino induced processes.
  4. Composition and thermal properties of the neutron star crust.
  5. 1-d simulations of neutrino emission for a supernova using updated microphysics.  


Milestones by focus area: 

Connecting nuclei to nucleon matter:

Year 1: Pairing gap and neutron matter EoS up to supra nuclear density.               
Year 2: Benchmarks for nuclear matter EoS at zero temperature using QMC
Year 3: EoS table for supernova simulations using QMC at T=0 to provide benchmarks. 
Year 4: QMC results for finite temperature neutron matter. 
Year 5: EoS for supernova with finite temperature QMC benchmarks.

Weak interactions in nuclei and neutrino reactions:

Year 1: Low energy neutrino-nucleus cross-sections in HFB. 
Year 2: Spin and density response functions for weak interaction in neutron matter. 
Year 3: Results for neutrino-nucleus and neutrino cross-sections in nuclear matter of relevance to supernova with improved energy functionals. 
Year 4: Code to calculate nuclear weak interaction rates at finite temperature for astrophysical applications. 
Year 5: Cross sections for neutrino detectors and supernova neutrino transport. 

Neutrino flavor transformations:

Year 1:  Results for 3x3 multi-angle neutrino flavor transformations  
Year 2: Results for 3x3 multi-angle neutrino flavor transformations, exploration of diverse supernovae environments.
Year 3: Results for  collective neutrino transformations with multidimensional effects and small scale turbulence. 
Year 4: Towards a unified treatment of coherent and incoherent  neutrino interactions. 
Year 5: Impact, observability  and constraints on supernova conditions and neutrino properties from flavor transformations in supernova.  

Nucleosynthesis:

Year 1: Impact of single angle collective neutrino transformations  on ambient conditions and composition: (i) Results for r-process abundances with single angle collective neutrino transformations; (ii) Helium zone neutrino induced r-process. 
Year 2: Revised beta decay reaction rates in r-process networks and sensitivity analysis. 
Year 3: Results for progenitor structure for nucleosynthesis in O-Ne-Mg supernova. 
Year 4: Predict elemental abundances in SN and accretion disks using revised  rates and neutrino fluxes. 
Year 5: Nucleosynthesis calculations using latest suite of supernova simulations and neutrino luminosities.

Neutron Stars and Phase Transitions:

Year 1: Thermal conductivity and structure of the inner NS crust. Composition of accreting neutron star crust.
Year 2: Composition and conductivity of accreting NS crusts.  Model independent NS EOS from simultaneous mass-radius measurements . Determine under what circumstances the CFL-K0 phase can be treated as a two-component superfluid and explore its consequences for neutron star modes. 
Year 3: Hydrodynamic description and viscosity of superfluid quark matter and NS oscillations. 
Year 4: Spectrum of shear modes in magnetized NS crusts.  Vortex structure in multi-component fluids and vortex-vortex interactions in the nuclear superfluid. Establish conditions under which exotic vortex states can arise.
Year 5: Mass-radius predictions for nucleonic and hybrid  NS neutron stars  with quark cores with updated EoS. Phenomenology of the surface of a CFL quark star, search for distinctive features in comparison with surfaces of different composition.

Astrophysics Simulations:

Year 1: Predict neutrino emission from protoneutron stars in 1-d using modern initial conditions and existing microphysics.
Year 2: X-ray burst (XRB) simulations, NS structure and library of ash compositions  in 1-d. 
Year 3: Thermal profiles and superbursts in accreting neutron star and light-curves. 
Year 4: Results with Monte Carlo neutrino transport code with updated microphysics. 
Year 5: Suite of predictions for supernova neutrino signal including the microphysics and neutrino flavor transformation. Burst light-curves and transients and relation to NS properties.  


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