Listen to astrophysicists from across the UK talk about cutting edge research in space science
Tuesday 16th January
Stars: from dusty births to explosive deaths
Prof Raman Prinja, astrophysicist at University College London
Our understanding of the evolution of stars represents one of the great scientific breakthroughs of the past 100 years, bridged by the work of several Nobel laureates. Raman Prinja, Professor of Astrophysics at University College London, will present an overview of our modern understanding of stellar evolution, from the dusty birth of stars, and their nuclear-burning lives, to ultimate demise including supernova detonations, and the bizarre end-states. The journey will also highlight the importance of outflows, the dispersal of life-giving chemical elements, and links to the recent detections of gravitational waves.
The talk will be illustrated with the latest superb imagery from powerful telescopes in space and on the ground.