Stars from birth to death: Laboratories for exotic nuclei?W. Hillebrandt
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, D-85748 Garching, Germany email@example.com
(Received: 21 March 2002 / Published online: 31 October 2002)
Recent developments in theoretical model calculations for the synthesis of the chemical elements in stars are reviewed. Special emphasis is put on a discussion of various astrophysical sites, including the Sun and core collapse and thermonuclear supernovae. Results of numerical simulations are presented and discussed, together with new results concerning solar-system abundances as well as abundances observed in very metal-poor stars, in the context of searches for constraints on the still rather uncertain nuclear-physics data and astrophysical models.
26.30.+k - Nucleosynthesis in novae, supernovae, and other explosive environments.
26.20.+f - Hydrostatic stellar nucleosynthesis.
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag 2002