Official Song

Creator, composer, and performer of The Doomsday Curve is Greg Piccionelli.
  1. The x-axis data used to generate the data points in the Doomsday Curve were derived from historic research.
  2. The y-axis data is a synthesis of historic research and reasonable conjecture by the author.
  3. Fission: splitting apart of atomic nuclei, resulting in a loss of mass and a considerable release of energy. When the shattering of one nucleus results in the fission of others, the result is a “chain reaction” which can quickly release enormous amounts of energy. An uncontrolled fission-induced chain reaction is the process powering the nuclear explosion in an atomic bomb.