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Drisya Karinkuzhi, Nicolas Chamel, Stéphane Goriely, Alain Jorissen, Dimitri Pourbaix, Lionel Siess & Sophie Van Eck

Research at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Université Libre de Bruxelles

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Mots-clés : astronomie, astrophysique, instrumentation, observatoires

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Over the years, a coherent research strategy has developed in the field of stellar physics at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAA). It involves observational studies (chemical composition of giant stars, binary properties, tomography of stellar atmospheres) that make use of the large ESO telescopes as well as of other major instruments. The presence of a high-resolution spectrograph on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT) would therefore be highly beneficial to IAA research. These observations are complemented and supported by theoretical studies of mass transfer in binary systems, of standard and non-standard stellar evolution (including the modelling of stellar hydrodynamical nuclear burning for application to certain thermonuclear supernovae) and of nuclear astrophysics (a field in which IAA has been recognized for a long time as an international centre of excellence), including the theory of nucleosynthesis. IAA also addresses the end-points of stellar evolution as it is carrying out research on the compact remnants of stellar evolution of massive stars: neutron stars.

Keywords : astronomy, astrophysics, instrumentation, observatories

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Drisya Karinkuzhi, Nicolas Chamel, Stéphane Goriely, Alain Jorissen, Dimitri Pourbaix, Lionel Siess & Sophie Van Eck, «Research at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Université Libre de Bruxelles», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 87 - Année 2018, Actes de colloques, First Belgo-Indian Network for Astronomy & Astrophysics (BINA) workshop - November 2016 - Nainital, India, 108 - 111 URL : https://popups.uliege.be/0037-9565/index.php?id=7549.

About: Drisya Karinkuzhi

Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

About: Nicolas Chamel

Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

About: Stéphane Goriely

Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

About: Alain Jorissen

Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

About: Dimitri Pourbaix

Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

About: Lionel Siess

Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

About: Sophie Van Eck

Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium