Wednesday September 12th, 19:00-20:00
Professor Amanda Karakas will deliver a lecture entitled: Heavy Metals from Giant Stars. Entry for delegates and registered accompanying persons will be free on presentation of their conference badge, if space is available. Delegates will be advised of capacity earlier in the day.
The Carbon in our bodies was made instead by stars covering a much wider range of stellar masses, from normal stars like our Sun through to the most massive stars. The biggest mystery today concerns the origins of the elements heavier than Iron.
In this talk, I will take you on a journey through the origin of the elements, with a special focus on where the heaviest species in nature are created. In order to do this, I will first discuss some of the basics about the life cycles of stars, which is intimately connected to the story of the origin of the chemical species.