Making a Star in the Lab
Date: 12th March 2020
Time: Lecture starts at 19:00, FREE tea & coffee available in LJ foyer from 18:00
Location: LJ1.75, Lennard Jones Laboratories, Keele University, ST5 5BG
Speaker: Dr. Alison Laird (University of York)
Title: Making a Star in a Lab
Abstract: We are all ‘stardust’ - almost all the elements that make up the world around us, the oxygen we breathe, the iron in our blood, were 'cooked' in the hearts of stars before the Solar System formed. This talk will show how the tiny atomic nucleus has a huge influence on stars and galaxies, and how nuclear reactions drive the creation of the chemical elements. We will also demonstrate the role of supernovae and novae, and explain how we can study these exploding stars in a laboratory.
These talks are open to everyone and are sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the IoP.