Lecture 2nd October – Dr Paul Dawson, DIAS

"Star Chef: Cooking with the Stars "

TV schedules are full of cookery programmes. But of course, all the ultimate cooking, of the elements in food and everything else, was done either in the Big Bang or in the nuclear furnaces in the stars. And if you use an iron frying pan, the iron in it originated in a supernova explosion.

 
In this entertaining and easily accessible talk, Paul will explain just how to create a star, and how the stars create all the elements other than Hydrogen and Helium (and a wee bit of Lithium). He won't actually create a star in the lecture theatre (at least, I hope not!), so it will be a case of 'Here's one I made earlier'.
 
The lecture is free and open to all, including free refreshments. It will be held in the Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast, at 7.30 p.m.
 
Thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for help in hosting these lectures.

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