Lecture, Central London, Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023 - 18:00

The End of Massive Stars

a quasar in space

The evolution of our Sun from ordinary star into red giant is radically different from the evolution of much more massive stars towards their end-points: supernova explosions followed by black holes.

This lecture will contrast the relevant nuclear physics and thermodynamics that determine these very different outcomes.

Professor Katherine Blundell OBE

Professor Katherine Blundell OBE

Professor of Astronomy

Katherine was appointed Gresham Professor of Astronomy in 2019. She is a Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University and a Research Fellow at St John's College.

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