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Maxx
05-16-2011, 05:07 PM
This has to do with actually calculating the production of heavy elements in stars.

What is amazing is that his was worked out as a process by Hoyle and company probably around the time of the incredible B2FH article on stellar nucleosynthesis in 1957.

Here's the Wiki for th 1957 article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C2%B2FH

And here is a note about the recent ab initio calculation article:

http://physics.aps.org/articles/v4/38