Stellar Explosions: Hydrodynamics and Nucleosynthesis

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CRC Press, Jan 5, 2016 - Science - 472 pages
Stars are the main factories of element production in the universe through a suite of complex and intertwined physical processes. Such stellar alchemy is driven by multiple nuclear interactions that through eons have transformed the pristine, metal-poor ashes leftover by the Big Bang into a cosmos with 100 distinct chemical species. The products of
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Computational Hydrodynamics
1
Chapter 2 Nuclear Physics
69
Chapter 3 Cosmochemistry and Presolar Grains
117
Chapter 4 Classical and Recurrent Novae
147
Chapter 5 Type Ia Supernovae
199
Chapter 6 XRay Bursts and Superbursts
259
Chapter 7 CoreCollapse Supernovae
295
Appendix A Henyey Method for Arbitrary Hydrodynamic Problems
339
Appendix B Computer Program for the FreeFall Collapse Problem
347
Bibliography
361
Back Cover
445
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Jordi Jose is a professor of applied physics and currently the director of the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona. He is also a research associate at the Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC). He has been a referee for many research journals and funding agencies (including the U.S. Department of Energy). Dr. Jose has also been leading a number of international research initiatives, such as the EuroGENESIS program (European Science Foundation). His research focuses on stellar explosions at the crossroads of astrophysics, hydrodynamics, nuclear physics, and cosmochemistry. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the American Physical Society (APS), the Sociedad Espanola de Astronomia (SEA), and the Societat Catalana de Fisica, among others.

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