Nuclear Astrophysics


TRIUMF Nuclear Astrophysics Group
Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics
The Physics of the s-process
Nuclear reaction rate uncertainties
Nucleosynthesis models and yield preditions for stars

TRIUMF Nuclear Astrophysics Group

Nuclear Astrophysics at TRIUMF is concerned with the experimental measurements of reaction rates and other nuclear properties needed for predictive simulations of the origin of the elements in stars and stellar explosions.

Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics

JINA is an NSF Science Frontier Center, in operation now since 2002, fosters interdisciplinary collaborations, workshops, research programs, and educational initiatives at its participating institutions as well as within the field of nuclear astrophysics at large. It's goal is to study the origin and fate of matter in our universe are the fundamental questions in nuclear astrophysics. Research at JINA includes observations, theory, computational simulation, and nuclear physics experiments.

Some of our past contribtions to JINA research in "AGB stars" (presentation in one pdf without movies, or gziped tared dir of ppt with movies) have been presented at the 2006 NSF JINA site review at the University of Notre Dame. Our team at Keele is officially associated with JINA, and currently we have a collaborative project in s-process modeling involving Marco Pignatari as a jointly appointed post-doc between Keele and JINA.

The Physics of the s-process

Nuclear reaction rate uncertainties

In the past years I have worked on 2 projects to evaluate the impact of nuclear reaction rate uncertainties on stellar nucleosynthesis predictions (publications):

Nucleosynthesis models and yield preditions for stars

I have worked on a number of stellar nucleosynthesis projects. In these investigations the primary goal was to determine the nucleosynthesis processes and nuclear production of certain classes of stars. (abstracts)
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