Dr. Maria Lugaro (Konkoly Observatory), "Making elements from carbon to lead in low-mass stars"
Stars like our Sun end their lives after becoming red giants because
strong winds erode most of their mass. In the meantime, nuclear
reactions in their deep, hot layers produce a large variety chemical
elements. I will show how I model the nuclear processes than happen
inside these stars and what these processes can tell us about the
origin of matter in the Universe and the formation of the Earth.