The Wootton Center for Astrophysical Plasma Properties

Solar Opacity

Problem: The solar convection zone boundary measured by helioseismology is discrepant with the standare solar model. This descrpancy can be resolved with a 14% increase in the Rosseland Mean Opacity.

White Dwarf Photosphere Experiement (WDPE)

Problem: Spectroscopic method of determining white dwarf masses is descrepant with gracitational redshit and orital determination of mass.

Efficiency of RAD

Problem: Is Resonant Auger Destruciton (RAD) the explantion for missing iron lines in accretion disks?

Heating in Accretion Disks

Problem: Accretion disk models rely on untested atomic kinetics modesl.

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    The Wootton Center for Astrophysical Plasma Properties
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2515 Speedway, C1400 Austin, TX 78712
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    (512) 471-3574