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A collection of things that should be generally useful for this class
File Evolution of solar and intermediate mass stars
Chapter from new edition of 'Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems', Springer.
File The evolution in high-mass stars
Chapter from the new Springer book 'Planets, stars and stellar systems'
File The evolution and explosion of massive stars
Evolution of Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars
Annual Review of Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 43, Issue 1, pp.435-479
The MESA home page
MESA stands for Modules for Experiments in Stellar Evolution, and it is the new stellar evolution and stellar physics tools box everybody is using. We will learn to use this tool in this class as well.
MESA instrument paper I
Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA), 2011ApJS..192....3P
Further reading
Here are some suggestion of further reading. and other computing goodies
How to look at MESA stellar evolution output.
Course web page ASTR 404
Observational nuclear astrophysics: neutron-capture element abundances in old, metal-poor stars
A review by Jacobson and Frebel at a very comprehensible level from an observers perspective.
text books
books relevant for this course
Pregalactic metal enrichment: The chemical signatures of the first stars
Karlsson, Torgny; Bromm, Volker; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss (Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 85, Issue 2, pp. 809-848)
Searching for the first stars
How did the first stars and galaxies bring the young universe out of its dark ages and into the light? Three prominent researchers discuss how new instruments and observational techniques may find the answer.
An example solution for the integration of a polytropic stratification matching the 4Msun stellar model.