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., May 09, 2013, at 3:00 pm (refreshments at 2:40 pm)

The Nuclear Physics of Neutron Stars

Jorge Piekarewicz, Florida State University
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

A neutron star is a gold mine for the study of physical phenomena that cut across a variety of disciplines, from particle physics to general relativity. In this presentation I will concentrate on the enormous impact that nuclear observables - such as the neutron skin of heavy nuclei and their collective excitations - may have on a host of neutron-star observables.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124