[paper] Nuclear processes in astrophysics: Recent progress

Nuclear processes in astrophysics: Recent progress by V. Licciardo et al. doi: 10.1140/epja/i2018-12648-5 The question about the origin of the elements is a fascinating one, that scientists have been trying to answer for the last seven decades. The formation of light elements in the primordial universe and heavier elements in astrophysical sources occurs through nuclear… Read More [paper] Nuclear processes in astrophysics: Recent progress

How to blow up a star

After spending three months trying to blow up a star, Hans-Thomas Janka and his team finally saw what they had been waiting for. Like the world’s most patient pyromaniacs, they watched their massive stellar simulation — rendered in painstaking detail — inch closer to detonation. Each day, theirsupercomputer ticked through just 5 milliseconds of the… Read More How to blow up a star