• The Role of Inhomogeneities in Supernova Shock Breakout Emission

      Fryer, Chris L.; Fontes, Christopher J.; Warsa, James S.; Roming, Pete W. A.; Coffing, Shane X.; Wood, Suzannah R.; Univ Arizona (IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2020-08)
      The breakout of a supernova blast wave from its progenitor star provides strong constraints on the star and its immediate surroundings. These surroundings are shaped by mass loss from the star and can include a wide variety of inhomogeneities. Here we present results of multidimensional radiation-hydrodynamics calculations of the interactions of the supernova blast wave with inhomogeneities in the immediate surroundings of a massive Wolf-Rayet star, calculating the effect these interactions have on the shock breakout signal from supernovae.