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., December 03, 2015, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Science at Australia’s Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility and Some Game- Changing Advances in Nuclear Moments

Prof. Andrew Stuchbery, Head of Dept. Nuclear Physics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

The seminar will begin with an overview of the research taking place at the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility at the Australian National University. Nuclear spectroscopy, nuclear reaction dynamics, and applications of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) are the main research themes. We are also engaged with the setup of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL), the first such laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere. SUPL, together with Gran Sasso in the Northern Hemisphere, will host an experiment to search for dark matter based on nuclear recoil.

The second part of the talk will show some recent advances concerning nuclear magnetic moments and nuclear spectroscopy. These include new precise measurements to test the sd-shell model; a demonstration that in odd-A Cd isotopes, g factors are more sensitive to the nature of the even-core collectivity than E2 observables; and the characterization of rotational bands in the very neutron-rich isotopes 97,99Rb, beginning from no previous knowledge of excited states in these nuclei.

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