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IoP/OU Open Lecture Series

Opening the cosmic freezer: the stuff of stars

Dr Helen Fraser
This event took place on 8th October 2013 at 7:30pm (18:30 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The cold, dark regions of space between the stars as not quite as empty as you might imagine. This 'interstellar medium' is the vibrant recycling centre of our galaxy - the place where new stars and planets form, and a region of space where chemistry proliferates. As we enter the decade of Astrochemistry, heralded by world-class ground- and space based telescopes such as ALMA and the JWST, the question is why are astronomers interested in molecules? Which molecules are 'out there'?, and what do they tell us about the evolutionary cycle of stars planets, and possibly life itself?


Light refreshments after the talk when you can meet the speaker.

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