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Light Elements in the Universe (IAU S268)

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

By Corinne Charbonnel (Edited by), Monica Tosi (Edited by), Francesca Primas (Edited by), Cristina Chiappini (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 510 pages
Other Information: 100 b/w illus.
Published In: United Kingdom, 13 May 2010
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.

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.

EAN: 9780521765060
ISBN: 0521765064
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.6 centimetres (1.05 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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