Astronomy Seminars

Nucleosynthesis and electromagnetic transients from neutron-star mergers and rare types of core-collapse supernovae

by Prof. Daniel Siegel

FC61 (AlbaNova Main Building)


AlbaNova Main Building

Zoom ID: 622 1126 9644; Password : 593083

Multi-messenger astronomy sheds light on the astrophysics of black holes and neutron stars and also enables unique probes of fundamental physics. I will discuss recent results on how the mergers of neutron stars as well as other explosive systems, such as the death of massive, rotating stars, give rise to the formation of heavy elements in the universe. In particular, I will discuss recent results at the interface of numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, and nuclear astrophysics, and highlight how multi-messenger astronomy may lead to the answer of a 70-year old fundamental question in physics: How does the Universe create the heaviest elements?

Zoom ID: 622 1126 9644; Password : 593083