Computational Nucleosynthesis Studies

• We perform simulations of the nucleosynthesis occurring in stellar explosions including novae, X-ray bursts, and supernovae

• We utilize a post-processing approach where the temperature and density histories of the explosion are given by separate calculations that couple nuclear burning and hydrodynamics

• We have developed and continue to expand an online system for running, sharing, and visualizing these simulations, as well as for creating and managing the nuclear physics input: the

• We have also developed simulation systems for element creation in the early universe,

• We utilize a post-processing approach where the temperature and density histories of the explosion are given by separate calculations that couple nuclear burning and hydrodynamics

• We have developed and continue to expand an online system for running, sharing, and visualizing these simulations, as well as for creating and managing the nuclear physics input: the

**Computational Infrastructure for Nuclear Astrophysics**• We have also developed simulation systems for element creation in the early universe,

**bigbangonline**, as well as other specialized systems for the nuclear science community such as**nuclearmasses.org**.
Research Activities

• Explosive Nucleosynthesis

• Computational Infrastructure for Nuclear Astrophysics (CINA)

• Online Software Systems

• Core Collapse Supernova Nucleosynthesis

• Thermonuclear Supernovae (Type Ia) Nucleosynthesis

• Nova Nucleosynthesis

• Computational Infrastructure for Nuclear Astrophysics (CINA)

• Online Software Systems

**Related Activities in Theoretical Astrophysics:**• Core Collapse Supernova Nucleosynthesis

• Thermonuclear Supernovae (Type Ia) Nucleosynthesis

• Nova Nucleosynthesis

For More Information

Group Leader: Michael Smith, smithms at ornl.gov

Collaborators in Theoretical Astrophysics:

• Group Leader: W. Raphael Hix, raph at ornl.gov, raph at utk.edu

Collaborators in Theoretical Astrophysics:

• Group Leader: W. Raphael Hix, raph at ornl.gov, raph at utk.edu