Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., February 03, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Probing the Nuclear Equation of State

Aldo Bonasera, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Building 6008 Conference Room

Dr. Bonasera will discuss the Equation of State of nuclear matter and in particular the influence of symmetry and pairing energy. Methods to derive the free energy, density and temperature from heavy ion collisions will be analyzed. Breaking of symmetries and other quantum effects will be derived from experimental data and microscopic model simulations. Connections to the disappearance of the Giant Dipole Resonance at high T will be discussed together with a similar possibility for the (elusive) Giant Pairing Resonance. Clusterization and a possible Bose condensate in nuclei will be outlined.