Stellar Modelling for Nuclear Astrophysics
This workshop intends to teach the application of stellar modelling using Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) to those in the nuclear-astrophysics community. This is especially geared toward those in the nuclear community who measure, calculate, and theorize reaction rates, in order to apply them to existing stellar models and measure the effects on various features, such as abundances and other astronomical observables. The open access model of MESA, along with its improved support for robust nuclear networks puts this within reach of all those who study astrophysics in various ways. Participants would leave the school with a better knowledge of stellar evolution models using MESA, nuclear networks, and how to adapt custom nuclear network features such as isotopes and reaction rates. Larger studies involving many rates will also be discussed, time permitting.