Speaker's Night and Annual Meeting: How to Make Gold (Astrophysically Speaking) (ONLINE)

Daniel Siegel
Daniel Siegel, Assistant Professor, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Gravitational-wave observations have revolutionized astronomy. They represent an entirely new 'messenger' that tells us about enigmatic phenomena in the universe never 'seen' before, such as collisions of neutron stars and black holes. This talk will be a journey to such violent cosmic collisions and explosions. Prof. Daniel Siegel will discuss how we can use gravitational waves and 'light' to learn about them, and how these distant events produce exquisite star dust loaded with heavy elements like silver, platinum, and gold that we find right here on Earth.

Following the talk we will convene our members Annual Meeting (using Zoom).

Members, logged in, can review the 2020 Annual Meeting information page.

Who can attend: 

  • Talk: Everyone
  • Annual Meeting: Members Only

Fee: Free


  • Talk: Not required
  • Annual Meeting: Required via Zoom

Organized by: RASC, Toronto Centre
Link: https://www.youtube.com/rasctoronto/live