IP5: Nucleosynthesis in stars, from nuclear physics inputs to abundances in cosmic dust

Our research is based on three topics:

1. The measurement of rates for thermonuclear reactions controlling the isotopic composition of circumstellar dust, with the study of charged-particle and neutron-capture reactions,
2. The nucleosynthesis in low- and intermediate-mass stellar sources,
3. The nucleosynthesis in massive stellar sources and galactic chemical evolution.

Collaborators:

Prof. Maurizio Busso (University of Perugia - IP leader)
Prof. Francesca Matteucci (University of Trieste)
Prof. Alessandro Chieffi (University of Rome)