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Laboratory experiments to probe thermonuclear astrophysical explosions

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Title: Laboratory experiments to probe thermonuclear astrophysical explosions


Speaker: Dr. Christopher Wrede


Institute: Michigan State University


Location: ABB 102




Description:


What is the origin of the radioactive Aluminum-26 observed across the Milky Way? Has stardust from classical novae really been found in primitive meteorites? What conditions are needed to trigger thermonuclear explosions on accreting neutron stars? The beta decays of the most neutron deficient bound isotopes of phosphorus, chlorine, and magnesium, respectively, are being used to shed light on these three questions.

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24559
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24558
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca