Date:- 8th February

Location:- Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Speaker:- Prof Alex Murphy

Title:- Nuclear Astrophysics and core collapse supernovae

What is the power source that allows the stars to shine, and what is the ultimate origin of the elements around us?
Here we will look at the delicate interplay of nuclear physics, gravity and hydrodynamics that is the answer, and will delve deeper into some of the most violent explosions in nature.

Biography:- Alex Murphy is Professor of Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Director of Research in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. The aim of his research is to identify and understand the material of the universe, both that which emits light, and that which remains dark