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November 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Physics Colloquium: High Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and the Fascinating World of the Atomic Nucleus, Nov. 21

Mark Riley

Mark Riley

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Mark Riley of Florida State University on “High Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and the Fascinating World of the Atomic Nucleus” on Friday, Nov. 14, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245.

Abstract: High resolution gamma-­‐ray spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools to study the structure of atomic nuclei. Significant advances in the development of increasingly sensitive instrumentation have taken place in recent decades. The latest 4π gamma-­‐ray arrays, or “Gamma-­‐Spheres”, continue to reveal fascinating new scientific phenomena at the limits of isospin, excitation energy, angular momentum, temperature, and charge. Another huge leap forward in the resolving power of Ge based detection systems is now taking place via the development of gamma-­‐ray tracking arrays which when combined with new accelerator developments,
promises a most exciting future to this field.

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