Rare-Isotope Beam Science is pursued by the Nuclear Physics Department
There is a worldwide renaissance in nuclear science, driven by new and unexpected experimental results from improved experimental techniques, theoretical breakthroughs, and expanded applications.
On the experimental side, two major milestones have advanced the research: large arrays of detectors with extraordinary data-collecting power, and accelerator facilities which provide experimental access to intense mass-selected (isotope-selected) beams with lifetimes down to the microsecond scale. The combination of these two capabilities marks a unique, major advance in nuclear physics that has not been seen in a number of decades.
Visit the Nuclear Astrophysics Group
website for a program overview.
Previous experiments: 8pi
Fundamental symmetries photo credit: D. Chapman, 2010