Nuclear Physics Exposed!

Natalia Calleya, Department of Physics, Washington University
April 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm
204 Crow
Event Description 

The distribution of protons and in particular neutrons in the atomic nucleus contains answers for central questions in nuclear physics such as how big nuclei can be and how many can exist, which in turn can help determine properties of neutron stars. Given its wide range of applications and key role to a deeper understanding of the nucleus itself, a comprehensive and consistent description is necessary. The dispersive-optical-model(DOM) introduced a way to connect positive and negative energy domains and made possible to have an unified picture of nuclei. In this talk i will discuss present and possible future efforts to model nuclear physics in a wide range of energies.