Science Under the Dome Lecture: Extremes of the Cosmos: Neutron Stars
This event is in the past.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Detroit, MI 48202
Please join us for an in-person Science Under the Dome lecture at the WSU Planetarium.
Neutron stars are the densest compact objects with a surface in the Universe, yet many people have never heard of them. These objects are about twice the mass of the Sun compressed down to the size of a city. Due to their incredible density, just one tablespoon of matter from a neutron star would weigh the equivalent of Mount Everest. The collisions of these objects throughout cosmic time are responsible for producing many of the precious metals we value, like gold. I will discuss why neutron stars are of interest and the current endeavors to understand these extreme objects.
Science Under the Dome is a free public science lecture series sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
Dr. Ludlum is faculty in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and researches Neutron Stars.
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