Everything around us is made of matter. But do we really know what matter is? And most importantly how was it created? Today, more than 100 elements are known that, when combined, form the molecules of all the liquids, solids and gases on Earth, including ourselves, as well as all those in the universe.
So, where did all these elements come from? The answer is in the stars, the quintessential factories of all the elements of matter known in the universe. And all thanks to the fact that throughout their lifespans, as well as in their deaths, a series of nuclear chemical reactions take place inside stars.
At the next online #Women4Space conference on April 21st at 4:00pm; Pilar Gil, who’s a leading researcher specializing in Astrophysics, Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis, with a degree in Physics, PhD in Applied Physics and lecturer and researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, will give a speech on the subject of the origin of the elements and all the chemical reactions that take place in the stars and her hands-on experience with how to study the life and synthesis of elements, and how to look for the traces of older stars in newer stars.