Nuclear Reactions, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Subatom

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MacN 401



Christina Burbadge, MSc Candidate


From applications in nuclear power to astrophysics, and even medical physics, nuclear reactions have been a powerful tool in an exploding field over the last century. Nuclear reactions are a process in which a nucleus, or subatomic particle, collides with another nucleus with enough energy to transfer one or more subatomic particles between them. The energy of the residual nuclei can then be measured to draw conclusions about the reaction rates or structure of nuclear levels. In this talk, the different types of nuclear reactions, how can they can be measured experimentally, and their importance in nuclear structure physics will be discussed.

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The talk is from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Snacks will be provided at 12:00 pm. Make sure to follow the Graduate Seminar Series on Facebook.

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