Neutron Collision Discovery a “Textbook Changer” says PBS NewsHour
Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics at the College of Arts and Sciences, recently spoke with PBS NewsHour about the discoveries that came from the detection of two neutron stars colliding. The event gave researchers new information regarding the origins of heavy metals, including gold and platinum.
“This really is a new type of astronomy, we’re bringing together all the tools a human has to bear on observing the universe,” he said. “Bringing all these tools together is going to allow us to learn so much more about the universe.”