Relativity and Cosmology


Entropy, Neutrino Physics, and the Lithium Problem: Why Are there Stars with Essentially no Lithium Due to Serious Lithium de Ciency in Certain Spatial Regions in the Early Universe?

Authors: Andrew Beckwith

The consequences of abnormally low lithium abundance in a nearby population II star (which is almost as old as the supposed population III stars) as represented by HE0107-5240 are that standard BBN theory is out of sync with observations. Analysis of the big bang nucleosynthesis may help explain the anomalously low value of lithium abundance in the star HE0107-5240, which by orthodox BBN, should not exist, as explained by Shigeyama et al.

Comments: 3 page article, no figures. Correction of spelling in typed out title. Also, the version, PDF, corresponds to a submission already made to Amand Fassler, editor of Progress in nuclear and particle physics journal, for a special Erice 31st Nuclear Physics 2009 school edition.

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[v1] 19 Oct 2009
[v2] 28 Oct 2009

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