Light Elements in the Universe (IAU S268) by Corinne Charbonnel | 9780521765060 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Light Elements in the Universe (IAU S268)

Light Elements in the Universe (IAU S268)

by Corinne Charbonnel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521765064

ISBN-13: 9780521765060

Pub. Date: 06/30/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

IAU Symposium 268 presents an overview of the most recent observational and theoretical research on the formation and evolution of light elements in the Universe: H, He, Li, Be, B, and their isotopes. Astrophysicists from a variety of subfields discuss recent developments that will improve our understanding of the light elements and provide important clues to

Overview

IAU Symposium 268 presents an overview of the most recent observational and theoretical research on the formation and evolution of light elements in the Universe: H, He, Li, Be, B, and their isotopes. Astrophysicists from a variety of subfields discuss recent developments that will improve our understanding of the light elements and provide important clues to stellar and galactic evolution, Big Bang nucleosynthesis, and cosmology. Striking observational progress has been achieved recently through the advent of next generation ground- and space-based telescopes, such as the cosmic microwave background experiments that allow the accurate determination of the baryon density of the Universe. New theoretical breakthroughs in describing stellar interiors and the chemical evolution of complex systems and the remaining challenges in this field are also addressed. This critical review is a useful resource for all those interested in the chemical evolution of the Universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521765060
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Series:
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Series
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Opening session; 1. Production of the light elements in the first minutes of the Universe; 2. Abundances of D, 3He and 4He: observations; 3. Abundances of Li, Be, B: observations; 4. Sources and sinks of light elements; 5. Evolution of the light elements in the Universe; Author index.

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