Physics Colloquium

"Physics with Rare Isotope beams, an overview"

Presented by Witold Nazarewicz, University of Tennessee

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 3:30 pm — Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

Understanding nuclei is a quantum many-body problem of incredible richness and diversity and studies of nuclei address some of the great challenges that are common throughout modern science. Nuclear structure research strives to build a unified and comprehensive microscopic
framework in which bulk nuclear properties, nuclear excitations, and nuclear reactions can all be described. A new and exciting focus in this endeavor lies in the description of exotic and short lived nuclei. The extreme proton-to-neutron asymmetry of these nuclei isolates and
amplifies important features of nuclear many-body open quantum systems.
In this talk, experimental and theoretical advances in rare isotope research will be reviewed in the context of the main scientific questions. Particular attention will bo given to the worldwide radioactive beams initiatives and to the progress in theoretical studies of nuclei due to the advent of terascale computing platforms.

Hosted by: Robert Pisarski

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