X-rays and Dead Stars in Montana

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Winter 2-10-2021


Atomic, Molecular, Optical, Physics, AMO, ASTRO, astrophysics


Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics research has historically been motivated by observational astronomers and their need for precise laboratory data to analyze their spectra. This symbiotic AMO/ASTRO relationship has only deepened as modern developments in x-ray generation have allowed AMO physicists to recreate astrophysical processes with ever increasing detail and accuracy. In this talk, the techniques of recreating and studying various astronomical objects – such as planetary nebulae and active galactic nuclei - will be presented, as will the general processes involved in generating and using synchrotron radiation for use in laboratory astrophysics. Emphasis will also be placed on the extraordinary opportunities available to Montana students to work and learn at some of the most advanced and impressive research facilities in the world: synchrotron light sources. Introduction to Neutron and X-ray Scattering Seminar Series

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Part of the Introduction to Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Seminar Series.