STARLIB: A Next-Generation Numerical Library for Stellar Astrophysics Research


STARLIB is a next-generation reaction-rate library for nuclear astrophysics. It lists the interaction rate and the corresponding probabilty density (equivalent to a factor uncertainty) on a grid of all stellar temperatures for more than 50,000 nuclear interactions (i.e., nuclear reactions and weak decays). No other rate library includes statistically meaningful uncertainties and this feature of STARLIB allows us to quantify what we know as well as what we don't know.

The Project Team: TUNL Faculty: Christian Iliadis, Art Champagne, Robert Janssens, Richard Longland