The Origin of the Elements

Event

When:
Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Where:
Natural Science Bldg. 112 - Louisville, KY
Category:
PALS2015/16
Who:
Dr. James Lauroesch

Description

Have you ever wondered where the silicon and iron in the Earth, the nitrogen and oxygen in the air we breathe, and the carbon in our bodies comes from? It has been made over the past 13.7 billion years in stars and then returned to the interstellar medium out of which new stars and planets are formed. We will discuss how this occurs and how we can measure where and when it happens.


Venue

Location:
Natural Science Bldg. 112