Speaker: Dr. Meng-Ru Wu

Time: 14:00, Tuesday, Mar.12, 2019

Location: 1F Auditorium, Institute of Physics.

Astronomical and cosmological observations have been playing increasingly important roles in contributing to our understanding of fundamental properties and questions of physics in recent decades. In particular, the recent surge of the multi-messenger astronomy brought hopes to solve a few long-lasting puzzles, e.g., the origin of the elements, the nature of dense matter, etc, with signals from the most catastrophic events in the universe: the explosive death of massive stars and the merge of two neutron stars. In this talk, I will first introduce the background and recent progress made in pursuing these goals. I will then discuss some of the challenges and opportunities lying ahead and our theoretical efforts in the Institute of Physics.