Cosmic alchemy in the era of gravitational wave astronomy
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (UCSC)
March 22, 2021
Abstract: The source of about half of the heaviest elements in the Universe has been a mystery for a long time. Although the general picture of element formation is well understood, many questions about the astrophysical details remain to be answered. Here I focus on recent advances in our understanding of the origin of the heaviest and rarest elements in the Universe.