Beta Decay Anomaly

Guest speaker, Dennis E. Krause, gave a talk to the Virtual QuarkNet group during our December 2016 video conference on what many consider unexpected annual periodicities discovered in rates of beta decays.  Many of us had considred decay rates to be very constant, depending almost entirely on the interior of the specific nuclei undergoing radioactive decay.  He provided background on this anomaly and suggest some possible explanations.  The pdf for his talk is viewable by clicking below: