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Carla Fröhlich

University Faculty Scholar

Riddick Hall 400K

919-515-3441

http://astro.physics.ncsu.edu/~cfrohli/

Bio

Professor Fröhlich received her PhD in Physics in 2007 from the University of Basel in Switzerland. She spent 3 years as Enrico Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty at NC State University in 2010 as an assistant professor.

She is a Cottrell Scholar and a Research Corporation Scialog Fellow in Time-Domain Astrophysics.

Research Description

She discovered a new nucleosynthesis process, the neutrino p-process, which for the first time allowed to explain some observed abundances in metal-poor stars. Her current research is centered around predicting multi-messenger signals from explosive events, such as core-collapse supernovae and pair-instability supernovae.

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Outstanding Teacher Award (NCSU)
  • 2016 Cottrell Scholar Collaborative Award
  • 2015 Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation
  • 2014 Cottrell Scholar
  • 2003 DOE CAREER Award
  • 2001 Powe Faculty Enhancement Award (ORAU)
  • 2007 Dissertation Prize (Swiss Physical Society)

Selected Publications

PUSHing Core-Collapse Supernovae to Explosions in Spherical Symmetry IV: Explodability, remnant properties and nucleosynthesis yields of low metallicity stars
Kevin Ebinger, Sanjana Curtis, Somdutta Ghosh, Carla Fröhlich, Matthias Hempel, Albino Perego, Matthias Liebendörfer, and Friedrich-Karl Thielemann
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 888, (2020), 91

PUSHing Core-Collapse Supernovae to Explosions in Spherical Symmetry III: Nucleosynthesis Yields
Sanjana Curtis, Kevin Ebinger, Carla Fröhlich, Matthias Hempel, Albino Perego, Matthias Liebendörfer, and Friedrich-Karl Thielemann
The Astrophysical Journal, 870, (2019), 2

PUSHing Core-Collapse Supernovae to Explosions in Spherical Symmetry II: Explodability and Global Properties
Kevin, Ebinger, Sanjana Curtis, Carla Fröhlich, Matthias Hempel, Albino Perego, Matthias Liebendörfer, and Friedrich-Karl Thielemann
The Astrophysical Journal, 870, (2019), 1

Synthetic Spectra of Pair-instability Supernovae in 3D
E. Chatzopoulos, Matthew Gilmer, R. Wollaeger, Carla Frohlich, W. Even
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 140, (2019)

Neutrino signal from pair-instability supernovae
Warren P. Wright, Matthew S. Gilmer, Carla Fröhlich, James P. Kneller
Physical Review D, 96, (2017), 3008

Pair-instability Supernova Simulations: Progenitor Evolution, Explosion, and Light Curves
Matthew S. Gilmer, Alexandra Kozyreva, Raphael Hirschi, Carla Fröhlich, Norhasliza Yusof
The Astrophysical Journal, 846, (2017), 100

Beta decay of deformed r-process nuclei near A=80 and A=160, including odd-A and odd-odd nuclei, with the Skyrme finite-amplitude method
T. Shafer, J. Engel, C. Fröhlich, G.C. McLaughlin, M. Mumpower, R. Surman
Physical Review C, 94, (2016), 5802

Supernovae, neutrinos, and nucleosynthesis
Carla Fröhlich
Journal of Physics G, 41, (2014), 4003

Neutrino-Induced Nucleosynthesis of A>64 Nuclei: The nu-p-process
Fröhlich C, Martínez-Pinedo G, Liebendörfer M, Thielemann FK, Bravo E, Hix WR, Langanke K, Zinner NT.
Physical Review Letters, 96, (2006), 142502

Origin of the Elements
Alexander Heger, Carla Fröhlich, James Truran
Planets, Asteriods, Comets and The Solar System, Volume 2 of Treatise on Geochemistry (Second Edition), (2014), Elsevier, p.1-14