From the Program Director, a reminder to join the

by Ira Polans

The new season starts with the meeting on September 8th at 7:30 PM using Zoom (See Using Zoom below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members, UACNJ, and the general public. Due to the number of possible attendees we will re-institute the Waiting Room. This means when you login into Zoom you will not be taken to the meeting.

We are planning to make use of chat for the Q&A session. To address background noise issues, we are going to follow the rules in the table below regarding audio. If the background noise gets to loud during Q&A or the Business Meeting we will Mute All.

Meeting Event

Participant Can Speak?

Participant Can Self-Unmute?

Rex’ General Remarks



Ira’s  Speaker Introduction



Speaker Presentation



Q&A Session

Start All on Mute


Business Meeting

Start All on Mute


Only the Business part of the meeting will be locked.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Adam Burrows of Princeton University will give a talk regarding Core-Collapse Supernova Theory. Using our state-of-the-art code Fornax we have simulated the collapse and explosion of the cores of many massive-star models in three spatial dimensions. This is the most comprehensive set of realistic 3D core-collapse supernova simulations yet performed and has provided very important insights into the mechanism and character of this almost 60-year-old astrophysical puzzle. Importantly, most multi-D models explode without artifice by the neutrino mechanism, aided by the effects of neutrino-driven turbulence. Dr. Burrows  will present detailed results from this suite of runs and the novel conclusions derived from our new capacity to simulate many 3D, as opposed to 2D and 1D, full physics models every year. This new capability, enabled by this new algorithm and modern HPC assets, is poised to transform our understanding of this central astrophysical phenomenon.

Using Zoom: While we are, social distancing the AAAP Board has chosen to use Zoom for our meetings, based our belief that many members have already have used Zoom and its ease of learning. One of its great features is you can choose whether you want to install the software on your computer or use it within your browser.

How to Join the September Meeting: For the meeting, we are going to follow a simple two-step process:

  1. Please make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. You do not need a Zoom account or need to create one to join the meeting. Nor are you required to use a webcam.
  2. The link to the meeting will be emailed to the members on Sunday before the virtual meeting.

NOTE: We plan to open the meeting site 30 minutes to the 7:30 start time. This way you won’t have to rush to join the meeting. A maximum of 100 attendees can join the meeting.

More Information: The Zoom site has many training videos most are for people who are hosting a meeting. If you’re unsure how Zoom works you might want to view the videos on how to join a meeting or how to check your computer’s audio and video before the meeting.

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