Big and Little Bangs

  • Giora Shaviv
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 387)


Bethe’s discoveries explained the source of energy of the main sequence stars but did not elucidate how the elements heavier than helium were formed. Three years later Bethe posed the problem of the synthesis of the elements and suggested, somewhat in despair and for want of a better explanation, that the synthesis of the elements might be independent of the energy source of stars.


Neutron Star Heavy Element Background Radiation Globular Cluster Spiral Nebula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giora Shaviv
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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