Publications

Group member authors and alumni are bold-faced in the following list. While the convention in astrophysics is for author lists to be prioritized, many papers in both the high-performance computing and fluid mechanics literature have author lists which are either completely or partially-alphabetical. These papers are evident in context.


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Peer-Reviewed Journal and Conference Proceedings



28.  P. Dave, R. KashyapR. Fisher, F. Timmes, D. Townsley, and C. Byrohl, “Constraining the Single-Degenerate Channel of Type Ia Supernovae with Stable Iron-Group Elements In SNR 3C 397,” The Astrophysical Journal. ADS arXiv DOI



27.  R. KashyapR. Fisher, E. García-Berro, G. Aznar-Siguán, S. Ji, and P. Lorén-Aguilar, “One-Armed Spiral Instability in Double-Degenerate Post-Merger Accretion Disks,” The Astrophysical Journal, 840, 16, 2017. ADS arXiv DOI



26.  D. van Rossum, R. Kashyap, R. Fisher, R. T. Wollaeger, E. García-Berro, G. Aznar-Siguán, S. Ji, and P. Lorén-Aguilar, “Light Curves and Spectra from a Thermonuclear Explosion of a White Dwarf Merger,” The Astrophysical Journal, 827, 128, 2016. ADS arXiv DOI



25. R. Fisher and K. Jumper,  "Single Degenerate Type Ia Supernovae are Preferentially Overluminous," The Astrophysical Journal, 805, 150, 2015. ADS arXiv DOI



24. R. Kashyap, R. Fisher, E. García-Berro, G. Aznar-Siguán, S. Ji, and P. Lorén-Aguilar“Spiral Instability Can Drive Thermonuclear Explosions in Binary White Dwarf Mergers,”  The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 800, L7, 2015. ADS arXiv DOI



23. S. Ji, R. Fisher, E. García-Berro, P. Tzeferacos, G. Jordan, D. Lee, P. Lorén-Aguilar, P. Cremer, and J. Behrends“The Post-Merger Magnetized Evolution of White Dwarf Binaries: The Double-Degenerate Channel of Sub-Chandrasekhar Type Ia Supernovae and the Formation of Magnetized White Dwarfs,”  The Astrophysical Journal, 773, 136, 2013. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



22. A. Dubey, A. Calder, C. Daley, C. Graziani, R. Fisher, G.C. Jordan, D.Q. Lamb, L.B. Reid, D. M. Townsley, and K. Weide, “Pragmatic Optimizations for Best Scientific Utilization of Large Supercomputers,”  International Journal of High Performance Computing, 27, 358, 2013. DOI PDF



21. P. Jumper and R. Fisher “Shaping the Brown Dwarf Desert : Constraints from Turbulent Fragmentation,”  The Astrophysical Journal, 769, 9, 2013. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



20. A. Kumar and R. Fisher, “The Astrochemical Evolution of Turbulent Giant Molecular Clouds : Physical Processes and Method of Solution for Hydrodynamic Starless Clouds,” Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society, 431, 455, 2013. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



19. G. Jordan, H. Perets, R. Fisher, and D. Vaan Rossum, Failed-Detonation Supernovae : Sub-luminous, Low-Velocity Ia Supernovae and Their Remnant-Kicked Iron-Core White Dwarfs, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 761, L23, 2012. ADS arXiv DOI PDF 



18. G. Jordan, C. Graziani, R. Fisher, D. Townsley, C. Meakin, K. Weide, L. Reid, J. Norris, R. Hudson, D. Lamb, “The Detonation Mechanism of the Pulsationally-Assisted Gravitationally-Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae,” The Astrophysical Journal, 759, 53, 2012. ADS arXiv DOI



17. C. Hansen, R. Klein, C. McKee, and R. Fisher, “Feedback Effects on Low-Mass Star Formation,” The Astrophysical Journal, 747, 22, 2012. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



16. D. Falta and R. Fisher, “The Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background from the Single-Degenerate Channel of Type Ia Supernovae,” Physical Review Journal Part D, 2011. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



15. D. FaltaR. Fisher, and G. Khanna, “Gravitational Wave Emission from the Single Degenerate Channel of Type Ia Supernovae,” Physical Review Letters, 106, 20, 2011. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



14. R. Benzi, L. Biferale, R. Fisher, D. Lamb, & F. Toschi, “Inertial Range Eulerian and Lagrangian Statistics from Numerical Simulations of Isotropic Turbulence,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 653, 221-244, 2010. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



13. D. Townsley, R. Bair, A. Dubey, R. Fisher, N. Hearn, D. Lamb, K. Riley, “Large-scale Simulations of Buoyancy-Driven Turbulent Nuclear Burning,” Journal of Physics : Conference Series 125, 012009, 2008. ADS DOI PDF



12. A. Arnèodo, R. Benzi, J. Berg, L. Biferale, E. Bodenschatz, A. Busse, E. Calzavarini, B.  Castaing, M. Cencini, L. Chevillard, R. FisherR. Grauer, H. Homann, D. Lamb, A.S. Lanotte, E. Lévèque, B. Lüethi, J. Mann, N. Mordant, W.-C. Müeller, S. Ott, N.T. Ouellette,  J.-F. Pinton, S. B. Pope, S.G. Roux, F. Toschi, H. Xu, & P.K. Yeung, “Universality and  Multifractality of Lagrangian Turbulence,” Physical Review Letters, 100 : 254504, 2008. ADS DOI PDF



11. P.S. Li, C. McKee, R. Klein, & R. Fisher, “Sub-Alfvénic Non-Ideal MHD Turbulence Simulations with Ambipolar Diffusion: I. Turbulence Statistics,” Astrophysical Journal, 684:380–394,  2008. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



10. R. Benzi, L. Biferale, R. Fisher, L. Kadanoff, L., D. Lamb, & F. Toschi, “Intermittency and Universality in Fully-Developed Inviscid and Weakly-Compressible Turbulent Flows,” Physical  Review Letters, 100 : 234503–07, 2008. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



9. J. Jordan, R. Fisher, D. Townsley, A. Calder, C. Graziani, S. Asida, D. Lamb, & J. Truran,  “Three-Dimensional Simulations of the Deflagration Phase of the Gravitationally-Confined  Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae,” The Astrophysical Journal, 681:1448–1457, 2008. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



8. R. Fisher, S. Abarzhi, K. Antypas, S. Asida, A. Calder, F. Cattaneo, P. Constantin,  A. Dubey, I. Foster, J. Gallagher, M. Ganapathy, C. Glendenin, L. Kadanoff, D. Lamb, S.  Needham, M. Papka, T. Plewa, L. Reid, P. Rich, K. Riley, & D. Sheeler. “Terascale Turbulence Computation on BG/L Using the FLASH3 Application Framework,” IBM Research Journal  Special Issue on Applications of Massively Parallel Systems, 2008, 1 : 127 – 136. Journal PDF



7. A. Dubey, L. Reid, and R. Fisher, “Introduction to FLASH 3.0, with application to supersonic turbulence, Physica Scripta, 2008, 014046. doi 



6. F. Nakamura, C. McKee, R. Klein, & R. Fisher, “On the Hydrodynamic Interaction of  Shock Waves with Interstellar Clouds. II. The Effect of Smooth Cloud Boundaries on Cloud  Destruction and Cloud Turbulence,” The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 164 : 477 –505, 2006. ADS arXiv  DOI PDF



5.  K. Antypas, A. Calder, A. Dubey, R. Fisher, M. Ganapathy, J. Gallagher, L. Reid, K. Riley,  D. Sheeler, & N. Taylor, “Scientific Applications on the Massively-Parallel BG/L Machine,”  in Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics: Theory and Applications, 2006. PDF



4. R. Crockett, P. Colella, R. Fisher, R. Klein, & C. McKee, “An Unsplit, Cell-Centered Godunov Method for Ideal MHD,” Journal of Computational Physics, 2005, 203 : 422 –448. arXiv ADS DOI PDF



3. R. Fisher, “A Turbulent Interstellar Medium Origin of the Binary Period Distribution,” The Astrophysical Journal, 2004, 600 : 769–780. ADS arXiv DOI PDF



2. A. Boss, R. Fisher, R. Klein, & C. McKee, “The Jeans Condition and Collapsing Molecular Cloud Cores : Filaments or Binaries?,” The Astrophysical Journal, 2000, 528 : 325-335. ADS DOI PDF



1. J. Weinstein, R. Fisher, S. Vasanawala, M. Shapiro, & T. Tombrello, “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Cluster-Ion Fragmentation,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, 1994, 88 : 74 – 80. DOI



Non-Refereed Publications


16. R. Zingale, F.X. Timmes, R. Fisher, and B. O'Shea, “The Importance of Computation in Astronomy Education, ADS arXiv



15. R. DiStefano, R. Fisher, J. Guillochon, and J. Steiner, “Death by Dynamics : Planetoid-Induced Explosions on White Dwarfs, arXiv



14. G. Jordan, B. Diemer, C. Graziani, R. Hudson, R. Kessler, M. Long, J. Norris, D. van Rossum, D. Lamb, R. Fisher, D. Townsley, “The Central Role of Turbulence in Thermonuclear-Powered Supernovae," Proceedings of 41st AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, 2011. 



13. R. Bair, J. Bernstein, C. Daley, B. Diemer, A. Dubey, R. Fisher, and others, Verification and Validation of Current Models of Thermonuclear-Powered Supernovae Using Large-Scale Simulations, Proceedings of SciDAC 2010, 2010. PDF



12. R. Fisher, D. Falta, C. Jordan, & D. Lamb, “The Role of Variations of Central Density of White Dwarf Progenitors Upon Type Ia Supernovae,” Proceedings of The Ninth Asia-Pacific International Conference on Gravitation and Astrophysics (ICGA9)



  1. 11. G. Jordan, C. Meakin, N. Hearn, R. Fisher, D. Townsley, D. Lamb, & J. Truran, “Simulations of the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae for Multiple Ignition Points,” Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: ASTRONUM-2008 ASP Conference Series, Vol. 406, 2009, p. 92. ADS



  1. 10. A. Dubey, R. Fisher, C. Graziani, G. Jordan, D. Lamb, L. Reid, P. Rich, D. Sheeler, D. Townsley,  & K. Weide, “Challenges of Extreme Computing using the FLASH Code,” in Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows : Astronum 2007 ASP Conference Series, Vol. 385, 2008, p. 145. ADS



9. G. Jordan, R. Fisher, D. Townsley, A. Calder, C. Graziani, S. Asida, D. Lamb,  & J. Truran, “Preliminary Results of Three-Dimensional Simulations of the Deflagration Phase of the Gravitationally Confied Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae,” in Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows : Astronum 2007 ASP Conference Series, Vol. 385, 2008, p. 97.



8. R. Klein, R. Fisher, C. McKee, & M. Krumholz, “Recent Advances in the Collapse and Fragmentation of Turbulent Molecular Cloud Cores,” in Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium:  In Honor of David Hollenbach, Chris McKee and Frank Shu, 2004, 227–234. 



7. R. Klein, R. Fisher, & C. McKee, “Resolution Issues in the Collapse and Fragmentation of  Turbulent Molecular Cloud Cores,” in Gravitational Collapse: From Massive Stars to Planets :  A Meeting to Celebrate Peter Bodenheimer For His Outstanding Contributions to Astrophysics,  2004. 



6. R. Klein, R. Fisher, M. Krumholz, & C. McKee, “Recent Advances in the Collapse and Fragmentation of Turbulent Molecular Cloud Cores,” in Winds, Bubbles, and Explosions: A conference to Honor John Dyson, 2003, 92-96. 


5. M.R. Krumholz, R. Fisher, R. Klein, & C. Mckee, “Realistic Initial Conditions for Star- Formation Simulations,” in Winds, Bubbles, and Explosions: A conference to Honor John Dyson, 2003, 138 - 138 

4. R. Klein, R. Fisher, C. McKee, & M. Krumholz, “Low Mass Star Formation in Turbulent Molecular Cloud Cores, ” in Star Formation at High Angular Resolution, International Astronomical Union. Symposium no. 221, 2003. 



3. R. Klein, R. Fisher, & C. McKee, “Fragmentation and Star Formation in Turbulent Cores,” in  The Formation of Binary Stars, Proceedings of IAU Symposium 200, 2001. astro-ph/0007332 



2. R. Klein, R. Fisher, C. McKee, & J. Truelove, “Gravitational Collapse and Fragmentation  in Molecular Clouds with Adaptive Mesh Refinement Hydrodynamics,” in Numerical Astrophysics : Proceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Astrophysics, 1999. astro-ph/9806330



1. R. Fisher, K. Thorne, E. Flannagan,  “Recovery of Purity of States Scattering off Schwarzschild Black Holes, Caltech SURF, 1993. PDF