Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

TPSC seminar

Date and time: 5 March 2018 (Monday), 4:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: Exploring the world of nuclei

Speaker: Prof. Vandana Nanal, Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Abstract: Rutherford's pioneering work led to the discovery of the atomic nucleus and the birth of nuclear physics. The atomic nucleus continues to fascinate us with many interesting properties, which even today are not completely understood. Modern technologies have opened up new avenues for studying these quantum objects in the laboratory. Present day state of art accelerators has made it possible not only to make and break nuclei, but also to design nuclei with desired constituents. The advanced detector systems play a crucial role in understanding behaviour of excited nuclei. This talk aims to share some of the latest developments and excitement in this field, including search for rare decays like neutrinoless double beta decay.