Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
3:30 PM, Friday, April 6, 2012
Room 155, Chem-Phys Building
Dr. Maxim Pospelov
Department of Physics
University of Victoria
"Cosmological Lithium Problem''
Abundance of lithium observed in the atmospheres of old stars,
if interpreted as primordial, is in strong disagreement with
the predictions of standard cosmology. This is a very complex
problem, and at this stage it is not clear what is responsible
for this discrepancy: conventional physics or elusive new physics
that might have modified the standard cosmology. I will review
a suit of Li-related questions focussing on recent developments.
Refreshments will be served in CP 179 at 3:15 PM