Observatory Night: All that Glitters is Gold
7 p.m. Thursday, May 20
Edo Berger, Astronomer, Center for Astrophysics
The cosmic origin of gold has fascinated humans for millennia. In this talk, Professor of Astronomy Edo Berger will explore the long-standing question of how gold (and other rare elements) are created in the universe, showing that this process is intimately connected to the collision of neutron stars (the remnants of powerful supernova explosions) — and the production of gravitational waves.
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