Fe[26] – A 2048/1028/Threes-style Fusion Game

Screenshot from Fe[26]

Play a game to learn about fusion in the late stages of high-mass stars, and nucleosynthesis in general! (https://dimit.me/Fe26/)

Dimitar Dimitrov and Kevin O’Connor were students in an astronomy course I taught at RPI, and created this game as part of a project for this course. I served as the “science advisor” for this project, and it turned out really well. Several astronomers have told me they use this in upper-level astrophysics courses as a point of discussion.

Dimitar’s and Kevin’s creation went viral on the internet for a short time, and they were interviewed by Popular Mechanics and received mention on Gizmodo.

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