Stellar Evolution and Modelling Stars

  • Víctor Silva AguirreEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 49)


In this chapter I give an overall description of the structure and evolution of stars of different masses, and review the main ingredients included in state-of-the-art calculations aiming at reproducing observational features. I give particular emphasis to processes where large uncertainties still exist as they have strong impact on stellar properties derived from large compilations of tracks and isochrones, and are therefore of fundamental importance in many fields of astrophysics.



The author would like to thank the organisers for their invitation to be an instructor at this Summer School, giving me the opportunity of sharing my care for stars with an outstanding group of avid young astronomers. The author also thanks Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Achim Weiss, Santi Cassisi, and Aldo Serenelli for many stimulating discussions that helped shaping the content of this lecture.


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  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC)Aarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark

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