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Astronomy on Tap Champaign-Urbana: April, 28, 2022
April 28 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
*NEW TIME AND LOCATION!*
Join us IN-PERSON at 7:30pm Thursday, 4/28 for this month’s Astronomy on Tap at Riggs Beer Company. University of Illinois graduate student Julian May-Mann will be talking about “nuclear pasta.” In addition to the talk, we will have telescopes set up for people to observe the night sky!
Nuclear pasta is a theoretical phase of matter, in which neutrons and protons combine to form complex structures resembling various pasta shapes, such as gnocchi, spaghetti and lasagna. Some scientists believe that nuclear pasta exists insides neutron stars and is one of the strongest substances in the universe. In this talk we will discuss the many fascinating properties of nuclear pasta, how it can be formed in neutron stars, and how it can be observed in our universe.
Julian May-Mann is a fifth year PhD candidate working with Prof. Taylor Hughes at the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory of UIUC. His work primarily focuses on understanding exotic materials using topology. He also has a deep love of pasta. Grab a drink, bring your friends and family, and let’s have some fun while we learn!
We hope to see you there! Poster design by local artist @ill0mati
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