Answering fundamental questions
Our research seeks to answer these fundamental questions in physics:
- What are the limits of nuclear existence?
- What is the equation-of-state of nuclear matter?
- How can nuclei be described in terms of the underlying fundamental interactions?
- How do nuclear shells and shapes change with neutron excess?
- How are the elements and isotopes found in the Universe formed?
Through addressing the above basic questions, our research is strongly aligned with the UK and international nuclear physics strategies, as illustrated in the STFC Science Challenges, the 2016 NuPECC Long Range Plan and the USA Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science 2015. Our research and priorities are very strongly linked with radioactive-beam research worldwide.
We are working across two themes within experimental nuclear physics.