University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

School of Physics and Astronomy

Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics


Profile: Prof. Paul Woodward

Deep inside a star, the churning and the transfer of massive amounts of energy are not open to direct observation. However, through the use of sophisticated physical models and numerical simulations on supercomputers, we can investigate how these invisible processes work. Recently, we have been concentrating on the convection processes in stars near the end of their red giant phases. Our observational colleagues can search for the subtle signatures of these processes, and improve our understanding of the hidden interiors of stars.
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