Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 316, Issue 1, pp 31–41

YREC: the Yale rotating stellar evolution code

Non-rotating version, seismology applications


  • P. Demarque
    • Department of AstronomyYale University
  • D. B. Guenther
    • Department of Astronomy and Physics, Institute for Computational AstrophysicsSaint Mary’s University
  • L. H. Li
    • Department of AstronomyYale University
  • A. Mazumdar
    • Department of AstronomyYale University
    • Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP)
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10509-007-9698-y

Cite this article as:
Demarque, P., Guenther, D.B., Li, L.H. et al. Astrophys Space Sci (2008) 316: 31. doi:10.1007/s10509-007-9698-y


The stellar evolution code YREC is outlined with emphasis on its applications to helio- and asteroseismology. The procedure for calculating calibrated solar and stellar models is described. Other features of the code such as a non-local treatment of convective core overshoot, and the implementation of a parametrized description of turbulence in stellar models, are considered in some detail. The code has been extensively used for other astrophysical applications, some of which are briefly mentioned at the end of the paper.


Methods: numericalStars: evolutionStars: interiorConvection


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