Synthesis of Light Nuclei in the Early Universe, ECT* Trento, 1997


23 June - 4 July 1997

Location:
European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*), Trento, Italy

Organizers:
H Kurki-Suonio (Coordinator), K Kainulainen, K Kajantie.

A reassessment of big bang nucleosynthesis is taking place. There is presently a controversy about whether there is a discrepancy between theoretical predictions and astronomical observations. Key issues are the true primordial abundance of deuterium and the evolution of the abundance of D and He-3. New observational data, in particular of deuterium at high redshift is challenging standard assumptions. It may be that we do not yet understand the relation between observed and primordial abundances as well as has been believed. The aim of the workshop is to review and summarize the current situation both observationally and theoretically and to work towards a new consensus on the status of big bang nucleosynthesis.


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Contact the organizers by email:


H. Kurki-Suonio, e-mail: hkurkisu@pcu.helsinki.fi
K. Kainulainen, e-mail: kainulai@rock.helsinki.fi
K. Kajantie, e-mail: kajantie@surya11.cern.ch


Last updated: November 14, 1997.