Abstract

An introduction to a few of the major scientists who applied Einstein's ideas to better understand the life cycle of various stars.
Learning Outcomes:
• How Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar resolved the paradox of the white dwarf star, and how Walter Baade and Fritz Zwicky described the dynamics of neutron stars.
• Yakov Zel'dovich develops the nuclear chain reaction that is the engine that keeps stars burning.
• The roles Robert J. Oppenheimer , John Wheeler, and Roger Penrose played in moving the concept of a black hole from a object of pure theory to a physical object in the universe.

Details

Talk Number PIRSA:08080073
Speaker Profile Michael Burns
Collection ISSYP Virtual