Making the Elements in the Universe
GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research and Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
2 Department of Physics, University of Basel, , Switzerland
Nuclear Astrophysics combines astronomy/astrophysics with nuclear physics and aims at unveiling the origin of the chemical elements and the astrophysical sites where they are formed. Recent years have witnessed tremendous advances in powerful observatories, laboratory reaction measurements, radioactive ion-beam facilities providing highly unstable nuclei, and progress in astrophysical and nuclear modeling.
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