The “Elite Eight” finalists for the first ever ’Cuse Tank will vie in a “Shark Tank”-style prize competition on Friday, Oct. 26 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in E.S. Bird Library. The event—co-sponsored by the Blackstone…
Questions for Stefan Ballmer on Discovery of Collision of Neutron Stars and the Origins of Gold
Stefan Ballmer, associate professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of the Syracuse physicists on the LIGO team that has made groundbreaking discoveries on gravitational waves and, now, the collision of two massive neutron stars that confirms the origins of gold and other heavy metals.
Below, he talks about his work and what this latest discovery means for the future study of the universe.