RIBF Nuclear Physics Seminar

R-process and kilonova

by Shinya Wanajo (NAOJ)

Asia/Tokyo
Nishina Hall

Nishina Hall

Description

=Date and Place=

Mar.12th(Tue.) 13:30~ at Nishina Hall

 

=Lecturer=

Dr. Shinya Wanajo

(Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)

 

=Title=

R-process and kilonova

 

=Abstract=

Since the discovery of the kilonova associated with a gravitational source, GW170817, neutron star mergers are recognized to be the astrophysical site of the r-process. A merger of two neutron stars gives rise to an ejection of material made of radioactive heavy nuclei that become the heating source to power a kilonova. Therefore, a reliable prediction of abundance distribution in merger ejecta will be crucial in the coming years. I will discuss which are the key radioactive nuclei as well as what are the key nuclear ingredients in the era of multi-messenger astronomy.

Ref. Wanajo 2018, ApJ, 868, 65

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