FRIB and the GW170817 kilonova

A. Aprahamian, R. Surman, A. Frebel, G. C. McLaughlin, A. Arcones, A. B. Balantekin, J. Barnes, T. C. Beers, E. Holmbeck, J. Yoon, M. Brodeur, T. M. Sprouse, N. Vassh, J. A. Cizewski, J. Clark, B. Côtè, S. M. Couch, M. Eichler, J. Engel, R. Ezzeddine, G. M. Fuller, S. A. Giuliani, R. Grzywacz, S. Han, C. Horowitz, A. Kankainen, O. Korobkin, A. A. Kwiatkowski, J. E. Lawler, J. Lippuner, E. Litvinova, G. J. Mathews, M. Mumpower, S. Naimi, W. Nazarewicz, E. O'Connor, B. W. O'Shea, A. Perego, G. Perdikakis, D. Radice, S. Richers, L. F. Roberts, C. Robin, I. U. Roederer, D. M. Siegel, N. Schunck, A. Spyrou, Y. Zhu

Published Whitepaper (2018)

In July 2018 an FRIB Theory Alliance program was held on the implications of GW170817 and its associated kilonova for r-process nucleosynthesis. Topics of discussion included the astrophysical and nuclear physics uncertainties in the interpretation of the GW170817 kilonova, what we can learn about the astrophysical site or sites of the r process from this event, and the advances in nuclear experiment and theory most crucial to pursue in light of the new data. Here we compile a selection of scientific contributions to the workshop, broadly representative of progress in r-process studies since the GW170817 event.


Notre Dame r-process kilonova FRIB white paper

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