Periodic Table of Nucleosynthesis

2015-11-11T16:23:34Z (GMT) by Athanasios Psaltis

Matter is made of atoms. One can reasonably wonder how and where have all these atoms created?

Our quest to explain the origin of the elements started in the late 1950's by two famous papers independently - E. M. Burbidge et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 29, 547 (1957) & A.G.W. Cameron, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pac. 69, 201 (1957) - whose authors claimed that the elements are created in astrophysical environments.

This is the well-known periodic table of elements, but each element is labeled by the environment that is created (e.g Supernova explosion etc.).

The data concerning the enviroments were from NAU Meteorite Laboratory and the LaTeX code was modified. The original can be found here: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/periodic-table-of-chemical-elements/