Astrophysics and Space Science

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On the problem of big bang nucleosynthesis

  • Eric J. Lerner


Supporters of the standard Big Bang theory point to the abundances of light elements, predicted by Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) as one of the main observational supports of the theory. However, current data no longer confirm BBN. Instead, measurements of the abundances of He3, He4, and D clearly contradict BBN at more than a 3σ level, eliminating a key support of the Big Bang.

Key words

Plasma Cosmology Cosmic Microwave Background COBE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric J. Lerner
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  1. 1.Lawrenceville Plasma PhysicsLawrencevilleUSA

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