Cosmic alchemy in the era of gravitational wave astronomy

Date: 
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:15pm
Location: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQRXOoytjTg
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
University of California, Santa Cruz
Public Lecture: 
Yes

Title:
Cosmic alchemy in the era of gravitational wave astronomy 

Abstract:
The source of about half of the heaviest elements in the Universe has been a mystery for a long time. Although the general picture of element formation is well understood, many questions about the astrophysical details remain to be answered. Here I focus on recent advances in our understanding of the origin of the heaviest and rarest elements in the Universe.