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The universe began with hydrogen, helium, just a trace of lithium, and none of the other elements that are essential to life -- no carbon, no oxygen, no calcium, no iron, nothing else. Over the past sixty years the study of nuclear astrophysics has developed a comprehensive theory of the processes in stars showing how heavy atoms are synthesized from lighter ones, and explaining why some elements like carbon and oxygen are relatively common, while others, like silver, gold, platinum, and uranium are extremely rare.
You are cordially invited to join us for the University College New Faculty Orientation at noon on Wednesday, May 7th in January Hall, Room 30. Doors open and lunch will be served at 12:00 pm with