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What is the atomic nucleus made of?

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19:30 – 21:00 14 May 2013
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Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Speakers: Professor Raymond Mackintosh (The Open University)

Books tell us what atomic nuclei are made of, but for 20 years after the nucleus was discovered, they got it wrong.

Physics is an experimental science based on evidence, but what evidence can we have for the components of things as small as atomic nuclei?

By 1932, the question of nuclear components presented a crisis for physics, with cherished laws under threat.

The resolution required several revolutions in our understanding of the world. And today's text books? Quantum complications leave the question of nuclear stuff much more interesting than the simple text book recipe.

ALL WELCOME!

Light refreshments after the talk when you can meet the speaker.
Plenty of free parking nearby.

For more information, maps or directions, please email:
raymond.mackintosh@open.ac.uk

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: Prof. R Mackintosh
Email: r.mackintosh@open.ac.uk

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