Physics Colloquium: Dr. Francesca Sammarruca, Department of Physics, University of Idaho
Monday, November 28 2011 at 4:00 PM
Location: EP 209
Physics Colloquium: Dr. Francesca Sammarruca, Department of Physics, University of Idaho, titled "From Neutron Skins to Nuclear Reactions(and beyond...)with a consistent microscopic approach," will occur Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. in EP 209.
ABSTRACT: This talk will review a broad spectrum of studies aimed at improving our knowledge of hadronic interactions in the nuclear medium. Our theoretical approach is ab initio in that we predict nuclear matter properties microscopically and from realistic nuclear forces. Our predictions have relevance for the physics of rare, short-lived nuclei and, on a dramatically different scale, the physics of compact astrophysical systems.
These studies are especially important and timely as they relate to a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and operated by Michigan State University, which has recently been approved for construction.