Institute for Computational Astrophysics

"From Lithium to Lead - Stellar Nucleosynthesis in Red Giants"

Thursday 29th July, 2004
11 am, Sobey Building 255, SMU campus

From Lithium to Lead - Stellar Nucleosynthesis in Red Giants

Dr. John Lattanzio
Centre for Stellar & Planetary Astrophysics, Monash University Australia

I will review the main phases of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis occurring in low and intermediate mass stars. Particular emphasis willbe placed on the AGB phase and the associated nuclear reactions that occur there. Along the way we will show that supernovae are not the only stars which make elements: indeed, we will show that we make more isotopes in AGB stars than in supernovae!