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The project of the Emmy Noether Group is mainly concerned with theoretical and numerical modeling of thermonuclear supernova explosions. Clearly, this is a field of far-reaching impact on other topics in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and computational physics. Therefore, collaboration with experts in these fields is essential to the project.

[MPA] The research group is hosted by the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, Germany. Intensive collaboration and joint projects exist with other scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), in particular with the members of the hydrodynamics group providing expertise in radiation transport and SN Ia observations.

[Universe-Cluster] We participate in the Excellence Cluster “Origin and Structure of the Universe” formed by different institutions in the Munich area.

[ESO] At the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), next door to MPA, observational data on SNe Ia is taken and analyzed by collaborating groups.

[UCSC Astro] Theoretical research on SNe Ia is carried out at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (UC Lick Observatory) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and a strong interaction (and involvement as "external collaborators") in the SciDAC Computational Astrophysics Consortium exists.

In modeling turbulence in thermonuclear supernovae, we collaborate with the FEARLESS team at the University of Würzburg.

[IPMU] The description of the nuclear reactions reactions and derivation of observables by means of radiation transfer calculations is carried out together with with members of the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) at the University of Tokyo.

[DEISA] In order to carry out the simulations required for our projects, substantial computational resources are necessary. Computer time is available via the Computer Centre Garching (RZG) of the Max Planck Society and additional resources were granted on the Cray XT3/4 Jaguar machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and through the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA).