Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Heavy element synthesis in the Universe"
Astronomy colloquium: Feb 28 @ 3:30 PM, ERC 161
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 nuclear physics processes and particularly the astrophysical details remain to be answered.