Stars and Compact Objects

The Stars and Compact Objects group develops the theoretical framework and computational methods needed to study the life and death of stars, and the astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes.

Stars are fundamental astrophysical building blocks, their life and death driving the evolution of gas chemistry and dynamics in galaxies across cosmological times. The goal of the Stars and Compact Objects group is to understand the physics of stars, of their explosive deaths, and of the compact remnants they leave behind. To achieve this goal the group develops theoretical and computational models of stars, as well as plasma in extreme conditions, that can be tested by new observations.

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