Rosner to describe the nuclear 'flame' in stars, April 29
Posted April 25, 2003; 05:46 p.m.
Rosner, a faculty member at the University of Chicago, will deliver this year's Plasma Science and Technology Distinguished Speaker Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Bowen Hall auditorium.
Rosner, a distinguished service professor in the astronomy and astrophysics and physics departments, will discuss "Burning Stars in One's Office: The Physics of Astrophysical Nuclear Flames."
He will describe such astrophysical phenomena as novae and supernovae being a result of the acceleration of nuclear "flames." He also will explain nuclear flames and their relation to pre-mixed combustion flames at a laboratory scale.
Rosner is a Woodrow Wilson fellow, chief scientist of Argonne National Laboratory and a fellow of the American Academy of Art and Sciences and of the American Physical Society.
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