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UT Professor Andrew Steiner Presents “Humans Are Made (Partially) of Old Neutron Stars” Friday, February 2

Andrew Steiner, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present “Humans Are Made (Partially) of Old Neutron Stars” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, February 2.

August 8, 2017, the first gravitational waves were detected from a merger of two neutron stars 130 million light years away. This astronomical event is related to fundamental questions about our universe and demonstrates that many of the nuclei present here on earth were likely created in neutron star mergers long ago. In his talk, Professor Steiner will describe how the August 2017 merger is connected to all of our lives and to ongoing research in the UT Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, February 2 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please email Amanda Womac.