Thursday, September 07, 2006

Stellar and Supernova Nucleosynthesis

This episode addresses a claim by Kent Hovind that involves the origin of the heavy elements. The rest of this episodes covers the life of a star and exactly how stars fuse all elements past helium, ending in a supernova to produce every natural element past iron.

Stellar Nucleosynthesis

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Blogger isefra said...

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Blogger Lucretius said...

I had to give you special mention of course =)

8:18 PM  
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9:27 AM  
Blogger Lucretius said...

I'm hoping a lot of the more simpler podcasts will be very understandable. I try to make things simple and logical when I talk about them. The more technical podcasts on inflation and quantum theory would give your average listener with no background experience a little trouble however.

10:13 AM  
Blogger isefra said...

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4:32 PM  
Blogger Bubblepuppy said...

Did you attend the Michael Shermer bookreading at Town Hall on September 12th?

12:20 PM  
Blogger isefra said...

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7:27 AM  
Blogger Lucretius said...

Alright, I'm back. Moved into college finally and I just got my internet back up this morning. I did not attend the Shermer reading in (Seattle?), I didn't even know Shermer was going to be there. I've been busy for the past four days with camping and moving-in, so I haven't been able to check my computer lately. I hope I can do a new episode before classes start in two days.

8:41 AM  
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5:54 PM  
Blogger ferreira932 said...

Why is possible heavy elements if the reaction (4He) (4He) to the (8Be) is very unstable because half life for (8Be) is too short 3 X10 power - 6 seg.?

Can you explain what is the tunnel effect in P P reaction?

4:29 PM  
Blogger isefra said...

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9:45 AM  
Blogger Spray Bottle said...

you should continue it. it is very educational.

12:12 PM  
Blogger LushJ said...

As a layperson, I appreciate your explanations- they aren't insulting to our intelligence but they aren't so overloaded with jargon as to be indecipherable to non-PhDs.

Hopefully you'll find time in your freshman year to continue this podcast. If not, at least keep these episodes available, alright?

Thanks, Jesse

12:46 AM  
Blogger Ziomal said...

Very nice! I like it. anagram puzzles

2:34 PM  

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