The Big Bang in an Underground Laboratory

Exclusive interview with Italian nuclear physicist Viviana Mossa about her team’s astonishing new deuterium-burning results In 1948, George Gamow and Ralph Alpher predicted that the bulk of the helium in the universe was created during the hot Big Bang by means of a multi-stage process, involving, as one of the steps, elemental hydrogen (a singleContinue reading “The Big Bang in an Underground Laboratory”

Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate

I am delighted to announce that my new book, Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, is now available for pre-order.  The book offers a fast-paced excursion through the life and work of two brilliant, quirky physicists who were outstanding science popularizers, as well as insightful researchers.  Hoyle coinedContinue reading “Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate”