All That Glitters Is Gold: Gravitational Waves, Light, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements

Date: 

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., Cambridge

Edo Berger, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, will discuss his efforts to explore the long-standing question of how gold and other heavy elements are created in the universe. In particular, his work aims to demonstrate the creation of these elements in neutron star collisions detected through their gravitational wave emission and the implications of the answer.

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