New Insights on Nuclear Structure at Short Distances

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Venue:OE 134, MMC

Abstract:

The Quantum Mechanics introduced completely new relationship between humans and the nature, one of them is the existence of principally unobservable quantitates. I will discuss the nature of these quantities, their importance and how one can think of measuring them. The particular example of such an unobservable is the distribution of nuclear matter in the space. New results on this distribution at short distances will be presented and their implication for various phenomena ranging from weak interaction to nuclear astrophysics will be discussed. Finally I will try to convince you that the observed results have a universal nature and should be observed also in Cold Atoms allowing to reproduce "neutron-star" conditions in cold atomic gases.

Biography:

Dr. Misak Sargsian is a full professor at the physics department of FIU. He earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia in 1993. He joined FIU in 1999. He was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow from 1997-1998. He was elected APS fellow in 2010.