Mike Bentley
Professor

Profile

Career

BSc, PhD (Liverpool), CPhys, MInstP

Summary of expertise

  • Isospin symmetry in nuclei
  • Charge-dependence and charge-asymmetry of the nuclear force
  • Structure of exotic nuclei
  • Spectroscopy using fragmentation reactions

Departmental roles

Deputy Head of Department

Research

Overview

Research group

Mike's research is currently focussed on understanding the properties of nuclei under interchange of their proton and neutron numbers. The symmetry observed in doing so is called isospin symmetry, and the study of this symmetry helps us to understand some of the key properties of the nuclear force. In particular we can shed light on the charge asymmetry and the charge dependence of the force. 

Projects

Spectroscopy of proton-rich nuclei at using AGATA at GSI

Spectroscopy of mirror nuclei using mirrored knockout reactions at NSCL (Michigan)

Spectroscopy of the isobaric multiplets at Jyvaskyla, Finland

Research group(s)

  • Dr Paul Davies (Post-Doc)
  • Mr Scott Milne (PhD student)
  • Mr Tom Henry (PhD student)
  • Mr Dan Bloor (PhD student)
  • Miss Lianne Scruton  (PhD student)

Grants

Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions - STFC 2009-2015

Nuclear Physics Consolidated Grant - STFC 2011-2014

Collaborators

Prof S.M. Lenzi - University of Padova

Prof D. Rudolph - University of Lund

Prof A. Gade - Michigan State University

Teaching

Undergraduate

Year 4: Nuclear Physics II (Advanced topics in nuclear structure physics). Course details found at VLE at : https://vle.york.ac.uk

Year 1: Tutorials and Problem Classes in Quantum Physics : Course details found at VLE at : https://vle.york.ac.uk

Mike Bentley

Department of Physics
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
U.K.

michael.bentley@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322256
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214
Room: C/013