Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

ChETEC inter-disciplinary projects

Many of the key open questions listed in this folder require a multi-disciplinary (some inter-sectoral) expertise to answer them.

Here are the main inter-disciplinary projects set-up as part of ChETEC ordered by the WGs leading these projects The task leader(s) is named so that they can be contacted if someone is interested in joining these projects or want to know more about them.

WG1-led projects:

  1. The 22Ne(alpha,gamma) reaction: Phillippe Adsley and Antonio Caciolli
  2. The 22Ne(alpha,n) reaction: Umberto Battino
  3. The 13C(alpha,n) reaction: Fairouz Hammache and Marco Pignatari
  4. The 18F(p,alpha) reaction: Nicolas de Séreville

WG2-led projects:

  1. Inventory of WG2 database/interactivity: Ana Palacios
  2. Internal mixing processes: convection, rotation, magnetic field: Richard Stancliffe
  3. Stellar winds: José Groh (Arthur Choplin)
  4. Short-lived radiative nuclides, ISM mixing, birth of Solar System: Maria Lugaro
  5. Cosmic Rays: Aleksandra Ćiprijanović
  6. Stellar populations in galaxies: Sylvia Ekstroem
  7. Type Ia supernovae (also progenitors): Umberto Battino
  8. Core-collapse SNe: Carla Fröhlich (Andrea Cristini)
  9. Binary evolution: Robert Izzard (Richard Stancliffe) 
  10. s-process (also non r-, non s-process, i-process): Marco Pignatari
  11. r-process: Anu Kankainen (Ann-Cecilie Larsen)
  12. Multiple stellar populations in globular clusters: William Chantereau
  13. First stellar generations (stars and supernovae): Gabriele Cescutti
  14. Lithium in the galaxy and beyond: Corinne Charbonnel

WG3-led projects:

  1. Be in clusters: A. Kucinskas
  2. 3D, NLTE corrections: A. Kucinskas & A. Korn
  3. Chemical evolution of light neutron-capture elements (Sr, Y, Zr + r-process) in dwarf spheroidals: Benoit Cote
  4. Chemo-dynamical evolution of globular clusters: William Chantereau
  5. Quantitative aspects of Chemical-Evolution modeling:
    1. Making meaningful comparison of observations to chemodynamical simulations: Chiaki Kobayashi
    2. How to quantify the combined/cumulative output uncertainties in GCE predictions? How to propagate uncertainties?: Benoit Cote
  6. Multi-D chemical space analysis - new constraints to GCE: Cristina Chiappini
  7. Origin of the very metal-poor stars:
    1. MINCE: The Chemical Evolution of Neutron-capture elements at
      intermediate metallicity: G. Cescutti
    2. CERES: r-process in VMP stars: C.J. Hansen
  8. Internal mixing processes in stars and their impact on surface abundances: Andreas Korn

WG4-led projects:

  1. Knowledge hubs (databases): Raphael Hirschi
  2. How to make the most of current and future super-computers: Matt Gilmer (RH)
  3. Is cloud computing a good resource for scientific research? Is it more efficient/cost effective?: Andrea Cristini (RH)
  4. The potential of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs): Daniel Bemmerer