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Stellar Explosions

Hydrodynamics and Nucleosynthesis, 1st Edition

By Jordi Jose

CRC Press

472 pages

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Description

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

Table of Contents

Computational Hydrodynamics. Nuclear Physics. Cosmochemistry and Presolar Grains. Classical and Recurrent Novae. Type Ia Supernovae. X-Ray Bursts and Superbursts. Core-Collapse Supernovae. Appendices.

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI005000
SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science
SCI051000
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics