Exciting nuclei: hidden symmetries, stellar archaeology, climate change and other paraphernalia

Dott. Giacomo De Angelis (INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro)
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Martedì, 9 Aprile, 2024 - 14:15
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Nuclear physics research is at the dawn of a new era. The steady progress over the past twenty years in the development of beams of radioactive isotopes has allowed to vastly expand the objectives of experimental nuclear research. It is becoming possible, for example, to study in the laboratory a range of nuclear reactions that take place in exploding stars providing crucial information to understand how the chemical elements that we find on Earth were formed. Radioisotopes, selectively produced and identified, allow the study of fundamental symmetries in the low energy limit challenging theories developed at the highest energy frontier. To achieve this ambitious goal one needs to study the characteristics of unstable (radioactive) nuclei through their decays and through different nuclear reactions. In this talk I will show recent results in nuclear spectroscopy obtained using also the AGATA position sensitive detector array and the perspectives related to the SPES radioactive ion beam project.

Giacomo de Angelis is research director at the Legnaro National Laboratories (LNL). He has a long experience in nuclear physics, he has been the responsible of the scientific division of the LNL and the responsible of the SPES project, a new radioactive ion beam facility coming in operation at LNL and dedicated to the production and use of radioisotopes for nuclear physics, astrophysics and applications. He is an experienced researcher in the production and use of radioactive ion beams, experience maturated through working periods at the main nuclear physics infrastructures in Europe like CERN, GSI or ANL and MSU-FRIB. In 2001 he received the Bessel research award of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.

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