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Nuclear Physics for Everyone

Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Nadia Fomin, assistant professor of physics, will present  “Don't stand too close to me: short-range nucleon-nucleon repulsion” at 10 a.m. Saturday, October  21, as the third lecture in Physics for Everyone, a series sponsored by UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Please find lecture abstract below:


We know that atoms are the building blocks of matter, and their nuclei are made of protons and neutrons. However, most of us picture a static objects with unmoving components. In reality, not only do these nucleons have structure, they are also quite dynamic, as we have learned from the last few decades of experiments. I will discuss the general subatomic features of the nucleons and focus on the short-range repulsion they experience while inside matter that can impart the nucleons with velocities that are non-negligible fractions of the speed of light!


Fomins'’s talk will be held from 10 to 11:00 a.m. with questions and discussion from 11:00 to 11:20 a.m. in room 415 of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive. Limited parking will be available in the 11th Street Garage.

For more information about these lectures, visit Physics for Everyone website.


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