Hoyle from the Grave

12 May 2011

At www.physorg.com/print224335841.html - it seems the Big Bang did not produce carbon yet life is carbon based. Where did it come from? A supercomputer simulation claims to have proved Fred Hoyle right. He suggested 50 years ago that carbon was made in stars from three helium nuclei or alpha particles. This has now been demonstrated - on a computer (published in the May issue of Physical Research Letters and see http://prl.aps.org ).