Nuclear physics events

Previous seminars

Pair conversion measurements of the Hoyle State

Monday 11 June 2018

A presentation by Tibor Kibedi from the Australian National University

Coulomb excitation of superdeformed and non-axial structures in 42Ca

Monday 4 June 2018

Superdeformed bands have been in focus of experimental nuclear physics studies for past decades.

Exotic Nuclei - On the Edge of Existence

Thursday 24 May 2018

In the laboratory, physicists can create atomic nuclei which we haven't otherwise observed in nature, challenging our understanding of the fundamental fabric of the universe. Dr Petri discusses her work in one of the most exciting fields of experimental Physics.

ELI-NP Workshop, University of York

Friday 11 May 2018

Contact Christian Diget for more details (

What do we know about the carbon burning in massive stars?

Monday 30 April 2018

Sandrine Courtin is from IPHC Strasbourg

Spectroscopic Factors in the Nilsson Model

Wednesday 25 April 2018

A seminar by Dr Augusto Macchiavelli from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, USA

Three body description of the 2n- halo and 2n- unbound systems

Thursday 8 March 2018

A seminar by Jagjit Singh Dhinds

Ab initio studies of nuclear matter from a Green's function approach

Thursday 15 February 2018

The study of nucleonic matter has important implications on many branches of nuclear science.

A brief introduction to nuclear medicine

Friday 9 February 2018

Nuclear medicine is the use of radiopharmaceuticals to treat and image people.

Quadrupole collective excitations within the self-consistent mean field approach

Thursday 23 November 2017

Leszek Prochniak will be giving a seminar on some of his research interests in collective excitations of nuclei. He is working in collaboration with Ale, Jacek and David Muir

Information and statistics in nuclear experiment and theory ISNET-5

Monday 6 November 2017

Nuclei communicate with us through a great variety of observables. Some are easy to measure; some take a considerable effort and experimental ingenuity.

QFS Workshop

Monday 24 July 2017

3rd International Workshop on Quasi-Free Scattering with Radioactive-Ion Beams: QFS-RB 17

Nuclear Masterclass

Thursday 22 June 2017

Join the Department of Physics at the University of York for a Nuclear Masterclass: open to all students studying A level Physics (or equivalent).

Exploring Nuclear Structure with Machine Learning

Thursday 15 June 2017

Machine learning has been shown to be incredible powerful for pattern recognition and making predictions in a variety of research fields. Here it is applied to classify the structure of nuclei, based on experimental measurements of resonant scattering reactions.

Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Star Mergers and Core-Collapse Supernovae

Thursday 8 June 2017

A presentation by Dr Marius Eichler

Ab initio study of the potential bubble nucleus Si34

Monday 22 May 2017

A seminar by Dr Vittorio Somà

Recent applications of the Gamow Shell Model to neutron-rich nuclei

Thursday 11 May 2017

The Gamow Shell Model (GSM) is an extension of the traditional shell model into the complex-energy plane through the use of the Berggren ensemble.

MINIBALL workshop

Tuesday 9 May 2017

We welcome you to York, UK for this workshop which will be the annual collaboration meeting to discuss progress on analysis of MINIBALL data and future plans for the MINIBALL programme at CERN.

Anatomy of the nuclear dipole spectrum

Friday 5 May 2017

Electric-dipole resonances in nuclei, and in particular exotic nuclei, have been linked theoretically to important phenomena on vastly different scales

Going underground to study stars: measurement of oxygen-burning reactions at LUNA

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars are the site of several mixing and recirculating processes, some of which are still not completely understood.

A short walk through the physics of neutron stars

Tuesday 24 January 2017

A seminar by A seminar by Isaac Vidaña Haro on neutron star physics

Spectroscopy of neutron-deficient magnesium isotopes at TRIUMF-ISAC

Friday 16 December 2016

A Seminar by Dr Jack Henderson, TRIUMF

Scintillation array development for the SpecMAT detector

Friday 9 December 2016

Seminar given by Oleksii Poleshchuk

Studies of exotic nuclei at the Argonne-Tandem Linac Accelerator System

Wednesday 12 October 2016

A seminar by Darek Seweryniak, Argonne National Laboratory

Probing clustering in sd-shell nuclei

Wednesday 21 September 2016

A seminar by Dr. Phil Adsley from iThemba LABS and Stellenbosch University

Do Atomic Nuclei have Time-dependent Shape Oscillations at Low Excitation Energies?

Tuesday 13 September 2016

A seminar by Prof John Sharpey-Schafer, University of the Western Cape.

Neutron-star mergers and nucleosynthesis

Wednesday 7 September 2016

A seminar by Dr Liliana Caballero from Guelph.

Broad energy germanium detectors

Friday 8 March 2013

Nuclear physics group seminar - all welcome

Exploring the lightest nuclei with resonance scattering

Friday 14 December 2012

A seminar by Dr. Grigory Rogachev, Florida State University

Fusion and fission study at JAEA

Monday 10 December 2012

A seminar by Dr. Katsuhisa Nishio, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Engineering Low Temperatures and High Magnetic Fields

Tuesday 20 November 2012

A seminar by Dr Steve Chappell

Discoveries of Transuranium Elements - a brief overview

Wednesday 9 May 2012

A nuclear physics seminar by Dr Birger Back.

Laser spectroscopy at the limits; the new IGISOL 4 radioactive ion beam facility

Thursday 19 April 2012

A seminar by Dr Bradley Cheal, University of Manchester

Neutrinoless double beta decay - the nuclear structure ingredient

Thursday 12 April 2012

A seminar by Dr Benjamin Kay, University of York

The Upgrade of the REX Post-Accelerator at HIE-ISOLDE

Tuesday 10 April 2012

A nuclear physics seminar by Dr Matthew Fraser, CERN-ISOLDE

Novel experimental activities in support of the UK fusion technology programme

Tuesday 15 November 2011

A seminar for the Nuclear Physics and Plasma Physics and Fusion Groups. All welcome.

Status of the Felsenkeller shallow underground laboratory

Thursday 10 November 2011

Nuclear Physics group seminar - all welcome

Nuclear Incompressibility, the Asymmetry Term, and the MEM Effect

Wednesday 9 November 2011

A seminar hosted by the Nuclear Physics Group. All welcome.

Deeply-bound nucleon removal and transfer from light exotic nuclei

Wednesday 2 November 2011

A seminar hosted by the department's nuclear physics group

Safe Nuclear Reactor Design

Monday 13 June 2011

A seminar hosted by the Nuclear Physics Group

The SAGE spectrometer

Tuesday 17 May 2011

A seminar hosted by the York Nuclear Physics group: all welcome

HELIOS – a novel spectrometer for transfer reactions in inverse kinematics

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Dr Ben Kay will present a novel utilisation of a large-bore superconducting solenoid for radioactive-ion-beam studies

Diamond and SiC for radiation detector applications

Monday 28 March 2011

Seminar for the Nuclear Physics and Solid State Physics research groups