Wonderfest at Hopmonk Novato - Cosmic Gold: Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves & The Origin of the Heavy Elements


Above: Dr. Eliot Quataert

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time: Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Phone: (415) 892-6200

Scientists have recently developed a new way to “see” the universe: using gravitational waves predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago. These waves can teach us about some of the most exotic objects known, including black holes and neutron stars. Remarkably, they have also helped solve a longstanding puzzle about where in the universe some of the elements we know and love here on Earth are produced, including gold, platinum, uranium, and even Californium! UC Berkeley astronomer Eliot Quataert will describe the exciting and remarkable new results coming out of our first steps into the gravitational wave era.

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Free Event. This event is all ages. HopMonk Tavern - Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA, 94945