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The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Paul Gueye from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams of Michigan State University, discussing "The Tales of Two Probes in the Quest to Understand Nuclei", Feb 23.


Abstract: Particle accelerators are powerful tools to unravel insights about the interactions between protons and neutrons in nuclei. The use of electron and rare isotope beams have proven to be unique complementary magnifying tools for such goal. Over more than a quarter century, the 4 GeV and now 12 GeV (un)polarized electron beam of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Newport News, Virginia, USA) has dramatically enhanced our understanding of the microscopic nuclear world. On May 10, 2022, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (East Lansing, Michigan, USA) started its highly anticipated experimental nuclear astrophysics program, opening a new window in our ability to further extend our knowledge toward the proton and neutron driplines.

This talk will provide a brief overview on the role and successes as well as future prospects of nuclear physics experiments and theories at these facilities as they pertain to my journey in basic and applied nuclear physics, including programs to broaden participation for workforce development in nuclear science.

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