Elemental signs of a lumpy big bang

Gribbin, John
November 1991
New Scientist;11/2/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1793, p19
Discusses research programs aimed at gaining deeper understanding of the very early Universe by measuring the element beryllium in a very old star. Background on the standard model of the big bang theory developed in the 1960s; Models developed by theorists on how the Universe evolved in the first split second of its existence, before the process of nuclosynthesis took place; Description of the quick-hadron transition.


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