Stellar carbon astration: past, present, and future investigations of 12C(α,γ)16O (Webinar Registration)
Claudio Ugalde, University of Chicago & ANL
The mechanism for converting carbon into oxygen in the universe is one of the most interesting and complex problems our scientific community faces now. I will tell the story of how the "Holy Grail" of nuclear astrophysics came to be. I will also discuss the various approaches being used over the years and planned in the near future across the globe to try to solve the problem. I will pay special attention to our latest bubble chamber results.