Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Nuclear physics is the study of the constituents and interactions of atomic nuclei.
Nuclear physics research at University of Idaho is focused on using mathematical and computational models of the nuclear force and/or nuclear reactions. We then test these models against experimental data measured at particle accelerator facilities around the world.
The facilities in the nuclear physics group include:
- Computational facilities
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
We are interested in mathematically skilled students who are interested in understanding the nature of the forces that keep the constituents of the nucleus (the proton and the neutron) together in such a small space.
For More Information
For more information about the Theoretical Nuclear Physics research program at Idaho contact:
Streamlining the Nuclear Force
Physics professor Ruprecht Machleidt’s work related to nuclear force models has been highlighted on the U.S. Department of Energy website.