Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, University of California, Santa Cruz
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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.