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Frontiers in Nuclear Theory Colloquium: "Element synthesis and neutrinos in neutron star mergers"

Gail McLaughlin, North Carolina State University
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 10:30am
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The merging of two neutron stars is a true multimessenger event which includes gravitational waves, an electromagnetic signal and the emission of enormous numbers of neutrinos. In order to understand these signals we need a careful accounting of the microphysics that occurs during and after the merger. I will focus on the elements produced in these objects and the effect of two aspects of this microphysics; nuclear models/reactions and neutrino flavor transformation physics.  In particular, I will discuss the importance of new developments in these areas to open questions regarding the astrophysical origin of the r-process.

Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting: ncwarrin[at]


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