Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Quark-Novae : Implications to High-Energy and Nuclear Astrophysics

Jun 15, 2015, 4:15 PM
CCIS L1-140 (University of Alberta)

CCIS L1-140

University of Alberta

Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Nuclear Physics / Physique nucléaire (DNP-DPN) M2-5 Nuclear Astrophysics (DNP) / Astrophysique nucléaire (DPN)


Prof. Rachid Ouyed (University of Calgary)


After a brief account of the physics of the Quark-Nova (explosive transition of a neutron star to a quark star), I will discuss its implications and applications to High Energy and Nuclear Astrophysics.  The talk will focus on Quark-Novae in the context of Super-Luminous Supernovae and in the context of the origin of heavy elements (r-process nucleosynthesis). The Quark-Nova has the potential to provide new insight into  explosive astrophysical phenomena and the origin of some elements in the periodic table, by naturally combining  the might of researchers in nuclear physics, sub-nuclear physics and astrophysics. Rachid Ouyed (UofC)

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Prof. Rachid Ouyed (University of Calgary)

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