The iron in our blood or the oxygen that we breathe all formed during chemical reactions inside of a #star, but when it comes to heavier elements such as #gold, a different process might be at play. UC Santa Cruz’s Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz has his own theory about where gold comes from in the universe and it may have to do with the spectacular explosions of #supernovae.
FEATURING: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Astrophysicist, UC Santa Cruz
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is an NSF supported researcher. In 2009, he was the recipient of the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation to support his research on compact objects.
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