Gravitational Waves, Light, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements | Edo Berger

Monday, October 07, 2019

Gravitational Waves, Light, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements | Edo Berger || Radcliffe Institute

As part of the 2019–2020 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Edo Berger RI '20 shares the discovery of gold and other rare heavy elements being forged in a cataclysmic collision between neutron stars, which, through the emission of gravitational waves—a brand new way of sensing the universe—has recently been seen for the very first time.