Seminar Details

Nuclear Astrophysics: Neutrinos, Nucleosynthesis, and EOSs

Liliana Caballero, University of Guelph
Tuesday, January 14, 11:00 AM - Theory Seminar
NSCL Seminar Room

Our understanding of many astrophysical phenomena is closely connected to the properties of nuclear matter under high density and temperature conditions. Despite the advancements in simulation techniques and improved nuclear physics input, there are still puzzles to be solved in relation to the synthesis of heavy elements and the supernovae mechanism. In connection to the former, I will discuss the emission of neutrinos from black hole neutron star mergers and the role of beta decay in the r-process nucleosynthesis. Regarding the mechanism of supernovae explosions, I will underline the interplay between neutrinos and the Equation of State (EOS) of nucleonic matter.