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Physics and Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

3:30 PM, Friday, March 2, 2012
Room 155, Chem-Phys Building

Dr. Alexandra Gade
Department of Physics
Michigan State University

"Nuclear spectroscopy with fast exotic beams''

The often surprising properties of neutron-rich nuclei have prompted extensive experimental and theoretical studies aimed at identifying the driving forces behind the dramatic changes encountered in the exotic regime. In-beam nuclear spectroscopy with fast beams and thick reaction targets – where gamma-ray spectroscopy is used to tag the final state – provides information on the single-particle structure as well as on collective degrees of freedom in nuclei that are available for experiments at beam rates of only a few ions/s. Recent results from nuclear spectroscopy experiments that utilize the interplay of nuclear-structure effects and nuclear reactions will be presented.

Refreshments will be served in CP 179 at 3:15 PM