On the origin of the cosmic elements and the nuclear history of the universe

José, Jordi and Asplund, Martin and Charbonel, Corinne and Cherchneff, Isabelle and Diehl, Roland and Korn, Andreas and Thielemann, Friedrich-Karl. (2016) On the origin of the cosmic elements and the nuclear history of the universe. Europhysics News, 47 (4). pp. 15-20.

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The quest for the energy source of stars, capable of maintaining their long-lasting brightness, has puzzled physicists during centuries. Early suggestions, due to Julius R. von Mayer, John James Waterson, Hermann von Helmholtz, and William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), among others, relied on the conversion of gravitational potential energy into heat. However, the age of the Sun inferred in this framework was only a few million years, a value clearly at odds with estimates based on geological records.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Former Organization Units Physics > Theoretische Physik Astrophysik (Thielemann)
UniBasel Contributors:Thielemann, Friedrich-Karl and Cherchneff-Parrinello, Isabelle
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:EDP Sciences
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