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Big Bang nucleosynthesis not the origin of lithium-6

HZDR’s Michael Anders at the LUNA accelerator in Gran Sasso, Italy. (Courtesy: HZDR/M Anders).   The only three elements created in the early universe, long before stars and galaxies began to form, were hydrogen, helium and lithium. According to Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) theory, protons and neutrons combined to form these three elements just a …

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The LHC found a boson – but was the Tevatron was there first?

It was a race to find the Higgs Boson – a scientific quest that has been years in the making. July 2 2012: The Tevatron: The scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Tevatron collider revealed their latest results on July 2nd, two days before the highly anticipated announcement of the latest Higgs results from …

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This is my new Blog

Welcome to my new Blog – simply a repository for current papers I’ve read really for my purposes of keeping track of all my favourite articles and thinking about Astrophysics: Astronomy and Cosmology. Others are welcome to use this as a resource and I hope you find it helpful. If you have any comments – …

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