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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 15, 53-58 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2001-10224-x

Stars from birth to death: Laboratories for exotic nuclei?

W. Hillebrandt

Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, D-85748 Garching, Germany


(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