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The NuGrid Research Platform: A Comprehensive Simulation Approach for Nuclear Astrophysics

Pignatari, Marco; Herwig, Falk

Authors

Falk Herwig



Abstract

Since the seminal works by BBFH [1] and Cameron et al. [2] a lot of progress in our understanding of the formation of the elements in stars has been made. Increasing fidelity of spectroscopic observations of stellar abundances as well as high-precision measurements of isotopic abundances in pre-solar grains demand today an accurate, quantitative, and predictive understanding of nuclear production in the Universe, which can enable entire research directions in astronomy, as for example near-field cosmology [3]. Such and understanding is obtained through complex multi-physics, multi-scale computer simulations that combine the micro- and macrophysics governing the various nuclear production sites in stars and stellar explosions. A critical ingredient in such simulations is nuclear micro-physics in the form of reaction rate data, life times, and other properties of nuclei. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2012
Journal Nuclear Physics News
Print ISSN 1061-9127
Electronic ISSN 1931-7336
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 4
Pages 18-23
APA6 Citation Pignatari, M., & Herwig, F. (2012). The NuGrid Research Platform: A Comprehensive Simulation Approach for Nuclear Astrophysics. Nuclear physics news : a publication of NuPECC and EPS-NPB, 22(4), 18-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/10619127.2012.710142
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/10619127.2012.710142
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10619127.2012.710142
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