The Stellar Origins of the chemical elements.

Guest Speaker

Thursday, 9th December 2021 (19:45 - 22:00)

Everything around us is made up of chemical elements. But where do these elements come from? The answer: stars. The stars that we observe in the night sky undergo many different processes in order to produce the elements. This talk will give you a whistle stop tour of the different types of stars in the galaxy and the processes that occur to produce the chemical elements.

Speaker: Kate Womack

I am a first year PhD student researching in the field of galactic chemical evolution. I completed my undergraduate degree and MSc at the University of Hull where I researched in the field of stellar nucleosynthesis. I regularly participate in outreach work to local schools and colleges to inspire the next generation of astrophysics students. In my spare time I am a Brownie leader and I enjoy climbing and embroidery.

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