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Special DUSC/INT Seminar

"Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Star Mergers"

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, University of California, Santa Cruz

2:30 PM, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, PAT C520

Abstract: The source of about half of the heaviest elements in the Universe has been a mystery for a long time. Although the physical conditions in which r- process nucleosynthesis occurs are well understood, the astrophysical site in which those conditions are realized remains unclear. Here I focus on advances in our astrophysical understanding of the emergence of the heaviest and rarest elements in the Universe.