Supernovae, neutron stars, black holes, and matter at high density

Prof. Grant Mathews

Tuesday October 5th 2021 - 7:00 pm ET

105 Jordan Hall of Science

Why do some stars explode into supernovae, but others form black holes? What happens when two neutron stars merge and form a black hole? Prof. Grant Mathews presents how astrophysics research at Notre Dame is answering these questions and revealing new properties of matter as these objects form.

For the safety of everyone attending, all events will be held in line with the University visitor policies:

  • V​isitors are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, visitors must wear masks inside campus buildings and at any other time designated by the University.
  • Events will be held in large lecture theaters to promote social distancing.

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We will also broadcast this event live via our Youtube Channel and Zoom:

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