Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., November 30, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Stellar Reactions on Earth

Carlos Bertulani, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Building 6008 Conference Room

The most fundamental question in nature is where do we come from, or, put another way, what are we made of? At the heart of this question is the process of nucleosynthesis. I will discuss the challenges in obtaining the nuclear physics input for the Big Bang and stellar evolution. Then I will show how a new generation of theoretical developments and experiments can shed light on the complex nuclear processes that control the evolution of stars and stellar explosions.