York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

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Nuclear physicists at the University of York recreate the spectacular conditions of exploding stars like supernovae to explore the origins of heavy elements.

Our world is made up of heavy metals and other elements that were at some time produced in exploding stars like supernovae. By synthesising these nuclear reactions, York physicists, working in laboratories across the globe, hope to answer some of the fundamental questions about heavy elements and how they are created.

Image: Gammasphere – gamma ray detector – Nuclear Science LBNL
© Lawrence Berkeley National Lab – Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer

Other associated information:
York Nuclear Physics Group
Gammasphere
Joint institute for Nuclear Astrophysics
CERN

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