- Astrophysics Seminar
- The theory and history of the r-process and why we still can NOT calculate properly
- Giora Shaviv
15/11/2017, 14:30 - 15:30
- Lidow, 620
I start with a description of the unique history of the theory from its creation in the early thirties and how leading physicists
objected to it and fought against it. Physics may operate against “common sense”.
I describe its greatest successes and explain why we cannot calculate the yield of the theory in a convincing way.
Finally I discuss the future: The renaissance in low energy nuclear physics and what it may bring.