Nuclear Physics

News from the research group. 

Academics from Department of Physics appointed Research Leaders

Posted on Thursday 7 February 2019

The University has appointed Professor Daniel Watts and Professor Tom McLeish as two of our eight research leaders.

Tastes of Nuclear Physics 2018 and MANDELA

Posted on Friday 19 October 2018

York physics academic attends workshop at the University of Western Cape

Nuclear physics researchers lead on ground breaking research

Posted on Monday 15 October 2018

The work has been featured as a special article in the European Physical Journal A

Mercurial nuclei get back in shape

Posted on Tuesday 2 October 2018

An international team including four York physicists have published a new research paper in Nature Physics.

Nuclear physics students from University of Zululand visit York

Posted on Friday 21 September 2018

A collaboration funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund network between York and South African universities sees South African students visit York

York academic made Leadership Fellow in Public Engagement

Posted on Tuesday 31 July 2018

Dr Christian Diget has been awarded a Leadership Fellowship in Public Engagement.

Department hosts students from South African university

Posted on Thursday 3 May 2018

Three students were hosted by the Nuclear Physics group in York

First publication for physics PhD student based at TRIUMF

Posted on Thursday 1 March 2018

Eleanor Dunling is a PhD student based at TRIUMF, one of the world's leading subatomic physics laboratories based in Vancouver.

Two new informative videos created using Binding Blocks to explain research

Posted on Tuesday 20 February 2018

Nuclear physicist Ulrika Forsberg uses the Binding Blocks chart to explain nuclear decays and discoveries of new superheavy elements.

Binding Blocks team produce video to explain the process of nuclear fusion

Posted on Monday 9 October 2017

Hannah Willett of Physics at York uses the Binding Blocks chart to explain the process of nuclear fusion, and how creating "mini-suns" on earth could be an important clean energy source for the future.

York early-career researchers recognised as Emerging Leaders

Posted on Thursday 24 August 2017

The work of a physics academic Dr Alessandro Pastore in collaboration with physics final year student Matthew Shelley has been accepted and published in a special issue of Journal of Physics G named "Emerging Leaders".

York Professor supports first African led experiment at CERN

Posted on Tuesday 8 August 2017

Professor David Jenkins has supported the first African led experiment at CERN.

Jacek Dobaczewski awarded honorary degree

Posted on Friday 7 July 2017

Congratulations to Prof Jacek Dobaczewski who has been honoured by the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University.

Nuclear Physics Masterclass

Posted on Wednesday 5 July 2017

A Nuclear Physics Masterclass was held at the University of Surrey, utilising the University of York's Binding Blocks Iron+ chart.

Dr Marina Petri featured by Royal Society's "International Mobility Case Studies"

Posted on Tuesday 9 May 2017

The Royal Society recently launched its commissioned research and case studies on international researcher mobility.

Workshop to be held jointly with Ruder Boskovic Institute

Posted on Monday 27 March 2017

The nuclear applications group are holding a joint workshop at the University of York with physicists from the Ruder Boskovic Institute (RBI) in Zagreb, Croatia.

Professor Andrei Andreyev
CERN Research Associateship Awarded

Posted on Monday 13 March 2017

Professor Andrei Andreyev has been successful in his application for a prestigious CERN research associateship, based in Geneva.

Binding Blocks paper published by IOP Journal

Posted on Monday 13 March 2017

In mid-February 2017, the Binding Blocks paper was officially announced as published within the IOP Journal of Physics Education’s special issue: Focus on Nuclear and Particle Physics.

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Jacek Dobaczewski appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics G

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017

The Department of Physics is delighted to announce that Professor Jacek Dobaczewski has been appointed as the new Editor in Chief of Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics (JPhysG). His term began on 1 January 2017.

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Professor Brian Fulton awarded Institute of Physics Phillips Prize 2016

Posted on Thursday 3 November 2016

Congratulations to Professor Brian Fulton who has been awarded the Institute of Physics Phillips prize 2016 for his substantial contribution to the work of the Institute of Physics and the UK nuclear physics community over many years. The award will be presented on Tuesday 29 November.

Dr Marina Petri’s Royal Society University Research Fellowship success

Posted on Wednesday 26 October 2016

Dr Marina Petri has been offered a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship to be held in the Department of Physics, University of York.

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Girls in Physics

Posted on Thursday 11 August 2016

This year’s Girls in Physics residential was a resounding success, with 14 year 10 girls participating in a week of activities that saw them experience University life, try out hands-on experiments, and visit some of the world's largest research facilities.

Professor Jacek Dobaczewski
York appoints new Physics Professor

Posted on Monday 2 March 2015

The University of York’s Department of Physics have appointed their first professor of Nuclear Physics Theory, Professor Jacek Dobaczewski.

Boost for UK Physics

Posted on Friday 19 September 2014

There has been an establishment of a new nuclear physics theory group in the Department of Physics.

What Is Nuclear Fusion?

Posted on Thursday 4 September 2014

Professor Brian Fulton, Academic Sciences Co-ordinator, has given an interview explaining 'What is Nuclear Fusion?' to Dave Ansell at The Naked Scientists.

Three former York students invited to speak at IOP Nuclear Physics Conference

Posted on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Three former York students were invited to speak at the Institute of Physics (IOP) Nuclear Physics Conference held in Surrey recently.

Professor Andrei Andreyev helps organise 'Nuclear Fission and Structure of Exotic Nuclei' workshop

Posted on Monday 17 March 2014

Nuclear Fission and Structure of Exotic Nuclei workshop

Physics World Breakthrough of the Year 2013 Award

Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2014

York academic and PhD student part of an international team recognised by Breakthrough of the Year award

Dr Christian Diget awarded funding for research into supernovae

Posted on Thursday 5 December 2013

Dr Christian Diget has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society towards the study of: “Creating Carbon - the Foundations of Supernovae and Life”.

York joins the world’s largest nuclear physics research facility

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2013

York physicists will have access to advanced research facilities

Scientists demonstrate pear shaped atomic nuclei

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Pioneering technique enabled study of two short-lived isotopes

Scientists uncover the fundamental property of astatine, the rarest atom on Earth

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Groundbreaking find could aid cancer research

Nuclear Physicist awarded Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award

Posted on Friday 3 May 2013

Professor Mike Bentley has scooped a coveted VC's teaching award.

York joins the world’s largest nuclear physics research facility

Posted on Friday 3 May 2013

Researchers the University of York will have access to the most impressive and advanced nuclear physics research facility in the world as the United Kingdom today becomes part of a €1.6 billion international project that will be to nuclear physics what CERN is to particle physics.

Neon Lights up Exploding Stars

Posted on Thursday 24 January 2013

York astrophysicists shed new light on the explosive stellar events known as javascript:;novae