Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

TPSC seminar

Date and time: 16 February 2018 (Friday), 4:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: Genesis of elements in stars: First few steps of nucleosynthesis

Speaker: Prof. Sailajananda Bhattacharya, DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata

Abstract: After the initial Big Bang, the universe was full of only Hydrogen and Helium. At later stages, the stars were born and elements as we see today were formed and the process is still continuing. The story of stellar evolution is like an epic containing many interesting twists, turns and bifurcations at various epoch. In the present lecture we follow the 'main line' of the story and discuss about the first few steps of nucleosynthesis which led to the creation of majority of the elements in stars.