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Duncan Brown quoted in Business Insider article on the cosmic origin of gold and platinum

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

October 16, 2017

Professor Duncan Brown was interviewed by Business Insider for an article on the recent discovery that gold, platinum, and other heavy elements are formed in collisions of neutron stars. While long theorized by scientists, this was recently proven when LIGO, Virgo, and a network of telescopes witnessed such a collision for the first time. "This is going to have a bigger impact on science and human understanding, in many ways, than the first discovery of gravitational waves," Brown said. "We're going to be puzzling over the observations we've made with gravitational waves and with light for years to come." Read more at businessinsider.com.