Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Multi-Dimensional Stellar Structure and Evolution

Dr. Robert G. Deupree
Director, Institute for Computational Astrophysics

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
1:30 PM @ Stirling A

Abstract:

After a brief introduction to the Institute of Computational Astrophysics, I will outline a number of areas in which multi-dimensional simulations of stars might be expected to provide interesting results. Among these are the treatments of rotation, convection (particularly the time dependent interaction of convection with a time dependent event), and semiconvection. I am currently exploring cases under each of these and will discuss results for the 2D evolution of rotating models, the time dependent behavior of 2D and 3D simulations of convection in the core helium flash, and a preliminary calculation of semiconvection.

Refreshments will be available after the talk.