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The Origin of Elements

http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/1978/penzias-lecture.html

Nobel lecture held in 1978 by Arno A. Penzias, which retraces the evolution of our modern understanding of the origin of the chemical elements, including element synthesis shortly after the big bang.

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Big Bang Nucleosynthesis: Cooking Up the First Light Elements

http://www.einstein-online.info/en/spotlights/BBN/

Introduction to the formation of the first chemical elements shortly after the big bang. Suitable for a general audience. By Achim Weiss (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics).

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