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MESA - Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics

João P. Faria

Stellar evolution remains today one of the key problems in computational astrophysics. The discipline rests in firm theoretical grounds but new and precise observations, especially asteroseismic ones, are a constant test for the numerical models. In this Cookie I will talk about MESA, a relatively new, open-source, suite of software libraries for applications in stellar astrophysics. MESA Star is a modern one-dimensional stellar evolution code, capable of simulations in a wide range of scenarios. I will present some of the capabilities of the code as well as my own use of it for asteroseismology.

2013 January 16, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Classroom)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia