Stellar Nucleosynthesis

Proceedings of the Third Workshop of the Advanced School of Astronomy of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, May 11–21, 1983

  • Cesare Chiosi
  • Alvio Renzini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 109)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Plawetary Nebulae, Supernovae, Supernova Remnants and Cosmic Rays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Silvia Torres-Peimbert
      Pages 3-14
    3. David Branch
      Pages 19-33
    4. I. J. Danziger
      Pages 35-42
    5. Z. W. Li, J. C. Wheeler, F. N. Bash
      Pages 49-54
  3. Topics on Nuclear Reactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. H. P. Trautvetter, J. Görres, K. U. Kettner, C. Rolfs
      Pages 79-89
  4. Quasi-Static Stellar Evolution and Related Nucleosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. W. David Arnett, F.-K. Thielemann
      Pages 145-150
    3. J. J. Cowan, A. G. W. Cameron, J. W. Truran
      Pages 151-159
    4. G. J. Mathews, S. A. Becker, W. M. Brunish
      Pages 161-167
  5. Supernova Precursors and Explosive Nucleosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Icko Iben Jr., Alexander V. Tutukov
      Pages 181-204
    3. Ken’icni Nomoto
      Pages 239-250
    4. Amos Yahil
      Pages 251-261
    5. S. E. Woosley, Timothy S. Axelrod, Thomas A. Weaver
      Pages 263-293
  6. Pregalactic Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution of Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. J. Richard Bond
      Pages 297-317
    3. W. W. Ober, H. J. Falk
      Pages 319-324
    4. John S. Gallagher III
      Pages 325-340
    5. M. G. Edmunds, B. E. J. Pagel
      Pages 341-358
    6. C. Chiosi, F. Matteucci
      Pages 359-381
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 397-397

About these proceedings


x about a sequence of reVlew lectures, each followed by contributed talks and discussions. The opening session was devoted to reviewing the most recent results concerning the determination of chemical abundances in particularly inte­ resting objects providing direct evidence for stellar nucleosynthesis (like planetary nebulae, supernovae and supernova remnants). In Session 2 recent results on some relevant nuclear reaction rates have been presented. Session 3 grouped the contributions concerning the quasi-static evolution of normal stars, its relevance for the nucleosynthesis of the varlOUS elements and isotopes, and the comparison of the evolutionary models with the observations. Session 4 addressed the important questions of identifying the precursors of both Type I and Type II supernovae, and of determining the detailed composition of the ejecta by explosive nucleosynthesis associated with these events. Finally, Session 5 was devoted to a presentation of recent calculations of the evolution of hypothetical pre-galactic very massive objects (in­ cluding their potential role in pre-galactic nucleosynthesis), and to reviewing the progress that has been made in understanding the chemical evolution of galaxies. The discussion during and after talks was spirited and contributed signi­ ficantly to the succes of the workshop. We regrett for not having been able of reporting it "in toto" in the proceedings. Nevertheless, we hope that what has been recorded may still give to the reader at least part of the excitement we have experienced during the ten days of the workshop.


Galaxy Supernova astronomy cosmic ray galaxies planet star stars stellar stellar evolution universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Cesare Chiosi
    • 1
  • Alvio Renzini
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of PadovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyUniversity of BolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6350-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6348-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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