Nuclear mass measurements and neutron matter theory tightly constrain the parameters SV and L of the nuclear symmetry energy. Corroboration can be found from measurements of the neutron skin thicknesses and dipole polarizabilities of neutron-rich nuclei, as well as astrophysical measurements of the neutron star radius. The recent PREX and CREX neutron skin measurements, the recent NICER neutron star radius measurements, and a new interpretation of the GW170817 tidal deformability measurement will be highlighted.
This event will take place in the INT seminar room (C-421). All interested graduate students and faculty are invited to attend.
Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting: amccoy10[at]uw.edu or gsj6[at]uw.edu.