On the night of March 30th, 2018, the 21st session of the "New Worlds, New Horizons" Public Lecture series was held in the Auditorium of Tsinghua University. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Peter Mascaros, Abelli Chair Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Pennsylvania State University. Nearly 300 people from Tsinghua University and elsewhere attended the lecture.
Prof. Meszaros discussed how neutron stars were discovered, and how mergers of neutron stars may produce short gamma-ray bursts, gravitational waves, neutrinos, cosmic rays and heavier elements such as gold. These ushered in an exciting new era of multi-messenger astronomy.
The talk was followed by a question and answer session. The talk was also broadcasted live on the internet via tencent, viewed by more than 3000 people.