Heavy element synthesis in the Universe
Although the general picture of element formation is well understood, many questions about the nuclear physics processes and particularly the astrophysical details responsible for forming about half of the heaviest elements in the Universe remain to be answered. Finding out whether they can be made in cataclysmic events requires extensive astronomical observation and sophisticated computer modeling.
Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 Time: 15:30 Where: McGill University Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103) Contact: Robert Rutledge