The Computational Stellar Astrophysics group at the University of Victoria works on problems related to the origin of the elements and a range of topics in stellar physics. Our research focuses on the development of numerical tools and simulations to study the evolution of stars, their interior hydrodynamic mixing and oscillation process, and their impact on the Universe. We are particularly interested in the study of stellar convection, convective boundaries, internal gravity waves, mixing in stellar evolution and its effect on the formation of the elements, stellar oscillations, the formation of compact objects, and the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements.

Stephens_Fig7_ur_mollweide Radial velocity Mollweide maps of He-shell convection in an accreting white dwarf star. (Stephens et al. 2019, ApJ, 876, 115)