Seminar: Connecting the Micro to the Macro in Dense Stars

Event Details

  • Speaker(s): Liliana Caballero
  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Location: MacN 415


Nuclear astrophysics is a vibrant field that, thanks to impressive developments in astronomical observations and experimental nuclear techniques, will enhance our understanding of several stellar environments in the next decade. In this talk I will go over the overarching questions of modern nuclear astrophysics and the role of nuclear physics in addressing these problems. In particular, I will discuss the importance of neutrino interactions in dense matter, their influence in the synthesis of heavy elements, and the equation of state of nuclear matter.