We present an up-to-date review of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). We discuss the main improvements which have been achieved in the past two decades on the overall theoretical framework, summarize the impact of new experimental results on nuclear reaction rates, and critically re-examine the astrophysical determinations of light nuclei abundances. We report then on how BBN can be used as a powerful test of new physics, constraining a wide range of ideas and theoretical models of fundamental interactions beyond the standard model of strong and electroweak forces and Einstein's general relativity.

Primordial Nucleosynthesis: from precision cosmology to fundamental physics / Iocco, F.; Mangano, G.; Miele, Gennaro; Pisanti, Ofelia; Serpico, P. D.. - In: PHYSICS REPORTS. - ISSN 0370-1573. - STAMPA. - 472:(2009), pp. 1-76. [10.1016/j.physrep.2009.02.002]

Primordial Nucleosynthesis: from precision cosmology to fundamental physics

F. Iocco;G. Mangano;MIELE, GENNARO;PISANTI, OFELIA;
2009

Abstract

We present an up-to-date review of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). We discuss the main improvements which have been achieved in the past two decades on the overall theoretical framework, summarize the impact of new experimental results on nuclear reaction rates, and critically re-examine the astrophysical determinations of light nuclei abundances. We report then on how BBN can be used as a powerful test of new physics, constraining a wide range of ideas and theoretical models of fundamental interactions beyond the standard model of strong and electroweak forces and Einstein's general relativity.
2009
Primordial Nucleosynthesis: from precision cosmology to fundamental physics / Iocco, F.; Mangano, G.; Miele, Gennaro; Pisanti, Ofelia; Serpico, P. D.. - In: PHYSICS REPORTS. - ISSN 0370-1573. - STAMPA. - 472:(2009), pp. 1-76. [10.1016/j.physrep.2009.02.002]
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