EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 43, 201340th Liège International Astrophysical Colloquium. Ageing Low Mass Stars: From Red Giants to White Dwarfs
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||21 March 2013|
Red Giant evolution and specific problems
1 SISSA, via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia Galileo Galilei, Università di Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 3, 35122 Padova, Italy
3 Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, Italy
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In spite of the great effort made in the last decades to improve our understanding of stellar evolution, significant uncertainties still remain due to our poor knowledge of some complex physical processes that still require an empirical calibration, such as the efficiency of convective heat transport and interior mixing. Here we will review the impact of these uncertainties on the evolution of red giant stars.
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