Nuclear Physics Group
Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Seminar programme: Winter - Spring 2018
The Surrey Nuclear Physics Group (NPG) holds regular seminars in experimental,
theoretical and applied nuclear physics. Future seminars and other research activities
are displayed here. This information can also usually be found at the Departmental
web pages and, in some cases, links to the slides of the speakers are available.
Links to recent seminars, workshops and schools are also available from the Recent
Events link in the sidebar - or from here.
Seminars usually take place at the University of Surrey. The regular venue is the Physics
Department seminar room 30BB03. Any changes of location will be notified here. A map
of the Surrey campus is also available here.
Forthcoming Conferences and Schools
The next European Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics (EFB24) will be held
at the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, from 2 to 6 September 2019.
This will be the 24th edition of this conference series which has previously taken place
in Aarhus (2016), Krakow (2013), Salamanca (2010) and Pisa (2007).
The UK Nuclear Physics Graduate School is running in 2018. Details can be found
here. It is mainly aimed at PhD students but is also open to others who may be
interested. Registration for courses is via the eventbrite website:
Forthcoming seminars and events
Friday 15th June 2018 at 14.00 in Room 30BB03
Tibor Kibedi (Australian National University)
suggested by Gamow when interpreting a mysterious electron line in the β-decay spectrum
of radon. Single-photon 0 → 0 transitions are strictly forbidden. E0 transitions can only
proceed via internal conversion, electron-positron pair conversion, or very rarely by double-
photon emission. E0 transitions between the first excited 0+ state and the 0+ ground state
are one of the dominant features of the low-energy nuclear structure of even-even nuclei.
It is widely accepted that E0 transitions provide sensitive tests of various nuclear structure
models for understanding volume oscillations, isotope and isomer shifts, and, in particular,
nuclear shape coexistence.
spectrometer to observe conversion electrons and electron-positron pairs to study E0
transitions in light even-even nuclei between N=Z=20 and N=Z=28 magic nuclei. We also
report on the recent results to determine the radiative width of the Hoyle state from pair
conversion and gamma-ray experiments.
The seminar organiser is Dr Natasha Timofeyuk
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