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Saturday Morning Physics: How Neutron Star Squishiness Changes Space and Time

Dr. Andrew Steiner will present the second lecture of Saturday Morning Physics series on March 30 at 10 am. Steiner's presentation title is: "How Neutron Star Squishiness Changes Space and Time".

                                         Abstract

On August 8, 2017, the first gravitational waves were detected from a merger of two neutron stars 130 million light years away. This astronomical event is related to fundamental questions about our universe and demonstrates that many of the nuclei present here on earth were likely created in neutron star mergers long ago.

In this talk, Dr. Steiner will describe how the August 2017 merger is connected to all of our lives and to on-going research in the Physics and Astronomy department at UTK.

Saturday, March 30 at 10:00am to 11:20am

Nielsen Physics Building, 415
1408 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Science

Audience

General Public

Cost

free

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Contact Name

Kranti Gunthoti

Contact Email

kgunthot@utk.edu

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