Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while Dr. Friedman recounts the 20th century story of how stars forged the elements of which we are made and provides a 21st century revision. Compelling evidence, partly from graviational waves, implicates collisions of neutron stars in the birth of heavy elements, including silver, platinum gold, and uranium. Learn about the ways, both old and new, we understand that we are born of stardust.

The talk will be followed by informal discussions with faculty and students about recent discoveries and ongoing research.
Date & Time:
November 16, 2018, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

UW-Milwaukee KIRC 3135 N. Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211 VIEW MAP