Nucleosynthesis today and tomorrow

  • Lattanzio, John (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Lambert, David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wood, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Woosley, Stan (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Zinner, Ernst (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will make major advances in the computation of the chemical evolution of low and intermediate mass stars. These calculations become possible because of recent computational advances enabling us to compute complete and consistent nuclear reaction models for the first time, and to begin complex 3D studies of nucleosynthesis in convective regions. By combining these models with a newly-derived mass loss law, we will produce quantitative estimates for the origin of many important and interesting elements in the Universe, such as Carbon, Fluorine and the heavy elements. We will test our models by comparing them to laboratory analysis of meteorites, and telescope observations of stars and other stellar populations.
Effective start/end date1/01/0630/06/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD260,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University: AUD116,000.00
  • Australian National University