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Gravitational Waves and the Glow of Cosmic Gold

In October 2017, Earthlings detected gravitational waves - ripples in the fabric of space time - from the violent merger of two ultra-dense neutron stars. The signals showed that collision debris self-assembled into heavy elements, such as gold and platinum, providing an explanation for the cosmic origin of these special materials.

Speaker: Daniel Kasen, UC Berkeley

Saturday, 10/13/18


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