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The Art of Modeling Stars in the 21st Century (IAU S252)


Series: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

Edited By: L Deng and KL Chan

500 pages, Tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Dec 2008 | #177959 | ISBN-13: 9780521889834
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About this book

Stellar models are the very basic building blocks with which we build up our knowledge of the Universe. New numerical experiments are heralding a new level of sophistication in our ability to model, and understand, how stars work. This volume provides an overview and the most recent advances in modelling of stellar structure and evolution. Modelling of stars relies on our understanding of the detailed physical processes happening in stars, and the most recent observations of stars made by modern large telescopes and current high technologies.

IAU Symposium 252 presents the most recent developments in five key areas, including: improvements of the physical ingredients of stellar models; the evolution of low and intermediate mass stars; the evolution of massive stars; close binary evolution; and stellar physics in the era of very large telescopes. This overview of stellar research is at a level suitable for research astronomers and graduate students.


Preface; Organizing committee; Conference participants; Session I. Updates of physical ingredients of stellar models Norbert Langer; Session II. Physical processes in stars Kwing-Lam Chan; Session III. From physics to stars, the progenitors of white dwarfs Vittorio Canuto and Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard; Session IV. From physics to stars, the progenitors of neutron stars and black holes Lee Anne Willson and Martin Asplund; Session V. Physics of stars in close binaries Philipp Podsiadlowski and Licai Deng; Session VI. New tools and future perspective Werner D#ppen; Summary Norbert Langer; Author index; Subject index.

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