Today:
tba
Vipilan Sivanesan
09:15
Old and recent puzzles in Flavour Physics
Prof. Dr. Gino Isidori
16:30
Upcoming:
Autoencoder networks
Jennifer Thompson
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 15:00
Phase coherence measurements via polarization echoes
Patricia Kuntz
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 16:00
Dragonflies, dark matter, and the hunt for ghostly galaxies
Pieter van Dokkum
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 16:15
Belle II
Dr. Carsten Niebuhr
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 17:00

Lithium in the Galaxy: To Be or not to Be

Karin Lind , MPIA
The astronomical community's interest in Li continues to be vastly disproportional to its small abundance. The Li content of stars in the Galaxy links together several different research fields\; from cosmology and Big Bang nucleosynthesis, to cosmic ray spallation in the interstellar medium, to mixing processes in stellar interiors, and even the presence of exoplanets. I will describe the intricate abundance patterns found for stars in different evolutionary phases and how the fragile nature of this light element makes it an excellent diagnostic tool for late-type stellar evolution all they way from the pre-main sequence to the tip of the asymptotic giant branch. I will further discuss some famous problems related to Li production and depletion and potential solutions in the light of improved models of stars and their spectra.
Königstuhl Colloquium
14 Dec 2018, 15:00
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

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