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FRIB and the GW170817 Kilonova

@article{Aprahamian2018FRIBAT,
  title={FRIB and the GW170817 Kilonova},
  author={A. Aprahamian and Rebecca Surman and Anna Frebel and Gail C. McLaughlin and Almudena Arcones and A. B. Balantekin and J. Barnes and Timothy C. Beers and Erika M. Holmbeck and Jinmi Yoon and M. Brodeur and Trevor M. Sprouse and Nicole Vassh and J. A. Cizewski and Jason A. Clark and Benoit C{\^o}t{\'e} and Sean M. Couch and Marius Eichler and Jonathan Engel and Rana Ezzeddine and George M. Fuller and S. A. Giuliani and Robert Grzywacz and Sophia Han and C. J. Horowitz and Anu Kankainen and Oleg Korobkin and Anna A. Kwiatkowski and James E. Lawler and Jonas Lippuner and Elena Litvinova and Gerald Mathews and Matthew R. Mumpower and S. Naimi and Witold Nazarewicz and Evan P. O’Connor and Brian W. O’Shea and Albino Perego and G. Perdikakis and Davide Radice and Sherwood A. Richers and Luke F Roberts and Caroline Robin and Ian U. Roederer and Daniel M. Siegel and Nicolas Schunck and Artemis Spyrou and Yong-lin Zhu},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={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… 
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