Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät - Institut für Physik

Habilitandenkolloquium: Herr Dr. Jakob Walcher (AIP Potsdam)

Vortrag zum Thema: "Making heavy elements in the process of galaxy evolution"
  • Wann 10.05.2016 von 15:15 bis 17:00
  • Wo Lise-Meitner-Haus, Christian-Gerthsen-Hörsaal
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Herr Dr. Jakob Walcher vom Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) spricht zum Thema "Making heavy elements in the process of galaxy evolution".

Abstract: The nucleosynthesis of elements heavier than Beryllium in the Universe is governed by two different kinds of physical processes occuring at vastly different scales:
1) The nuclear fusion processes as such occur within stars and supernovae and follow diverse possible chain reactions, depending on local temperatures and pressures.
2) In this talk I will review our understanding of how the abundances of the different chemical elements evolve with time on galactic scales. This process, called chemical evolution, is dominated by the matter cycle between the interstellar medium in galaxies and the stars themselves. It is modulated by merging of galaxies, matter accretion onto and matter ejection from galaxies as well as matter redistribution within galaxies. I will also show a few recent observational results underlining how improving our understanding of chemical evolution helps understand galaxy evolution in general.

Plakat zum Kolloquium (pdf)