Monthly Archives: February 2011

LETGS: Carbon

Jeremy J. Drake (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) Carbon. It’s everywhere these days. Popularized by the spewing chimneys of the industrial revolution, and explained by Fred Hoyle’s 12C resonance that facilitates Bethe’s triple-alpha process in stellar nucleosynthesis. They make everything with it … Continue reading

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Atomic physics underlying the spectroscopic analysis of massive stars and supernovae

Claudio Mendoza (IVIC/CeCalCULA) Gary Ferland has kindly sent me the preprint arXiv:1101.5372v1 (astro-ph.HE) of the paper “The atomic physics underlying the spectroscopic analysis of massive stars and supernovae” by John Hillier. This paper was presented at the 8th International Conference … Continue reading

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