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The Physics and Chemistry of the Atomic Nucleus

September 16, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Our Distinguished Speaker
Heather Crawford, PhD
Abstract
The atomic nucleus truly sits at the intersection of chemistry and physics – over the decades both scientific fields have laid claim to these uniquely mysterious quantum systems. I will talk in this presentation about the current state-of-the-art in nuclear science, including the new Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, which is opening a new era for studies of the nucleus. I’ll also discuss what we are learning each day to advance our understanding of nuclei across the Segre chart, and through these studies, our knowledge of the origin of the elements and isotopes we find on Earth and across the cosmos.
About The Speaker
Heather Crawford received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.  She earned her Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry from Michigan State University, working with Prof. Paul Mantica and studying the beta-decay properties of neutron-rich isotopes of Ca, Sc and Ti at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.  She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the nuclear structure group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), before moving to an Assistant Professor of Physics position at Ohio University in Athens, OH.  Heather then returned to LBNL as a career-track and now career staff scientist in the nuclear structure group.  She is a researcher into the structure of very neutron-rich exotic nuclei and served for 5 years as the chair of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Users executive committee, representing a user’s group of 1400+ scientists.
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Zoom link to be shared with attendees the day of the event.
Please register before Thursday, September 14, 2023, 12 noon. Your email address is needed to send the Zoom link, which will be shared with attendees on or before the day of the event via Brown Paper Tickets.
Please visit the CalACS website www.calacs.org to register for this meeting or use Brown Paper Tickets.
The event is FREE and open to the community. More information: e-mail WCC co-chair Elaine Yamaguchi.
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6045273.

Details

Date:
September 16, 2023
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://calacs.org/event/the-physics-and-chemistry-of-the-atomic-nucleus/

Details

Date:
September 16, 2023
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://calacs.org/event/the-physics-and-chemistry-of-the-atomic-nucleus/
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