November 2016

Karelle Siellez (Georgia Institute of Technology): Light on the brightest events of the universe: The Gamma-Ray Bursts

Gamma-Ray Bursts are the most extremely energetic explosions in the Universe. High-energy gamma-ray jets travel at the speed of light to reach the Earth and inform us about their sources. They are thought to be released during the core collapse of a massive stars or the merging of neutron stars. What kind of information can we get from those events? How do we detect them? What would happen if one of those "explosion" was close to the Earth? These are some of the questions we will try to answer together.

November 15, 2016, 6pm - 7pm
Lusa Bakery Bistro and Bar, 1120 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford