Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz UCSC 2021/4/21 | Cosmic Alchemy in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
From Federica Bianco on September 14th, 2021
Cosmic alchemy in the era of gravitational wave astronomy 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 astrophysical details remain to be answered. Here I focus on recent advances in our understanding of the origin of the heaviest and rarest elements in the Universe.
Bio: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is eager to understand our origins and, in some cases, is simply wild about things that go bang in the night sky. He works with computer models to understand the cataclysmic death of stars and recently led efforts to uncover the origin of the heaviest, most neutron-rich elements in the universe, like gold and uranium.