When tracing our origins back to the Big Bang, the transition from a three element (H, He, Li) Universe, to a chemically diverse cosmos of 82 long-lived elements, stands out in significance.
One goal of JINA-CEE is to explore the open questions surrounding this transition, including:
- What are the nuclear reactions and stellar environments producing the isotopes in the first billion years and how can we study these processes in the laboratory?
- What are their individual contributions?
- How do these nuclear and astrophysical processes interact and evolve as the abundance levels increase?