Primordial Nucleosynthesis in the Precision Cosmology Era

  title={Primordial Nucleosynthesis in the Precision Cosmology Era},
  author={G. Steigman},
  journal={Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science},
  • G. Steigman
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
  • Primordial nucleosynthesis probes the Universe during its early evolution. Given the progress in exploring the constituents, structure, and recent evolution of the Universe, it is timely to review the status of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) and confront its predictions, and the constraints that emerge from them, with those derived from independent observations of the Universe at much later epochs. Following an overview of the key physics that controls the synthesis of the elements in the early… CONTINUE READING
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