Nuclear Physics

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 15:43

Faculty Members    

Jorge A. López (Professor)
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Students    

Enrique Ramirez  (UG)

Research Description    

Research in this area focuses on the study of heavy-ion reactions that result in the fragmentation of the colliding nuclei. This process - which could be related to exciting phase transitions in nuclear matter - is of interest to current experiments taking place at many cyclotrons around the globe, including the ones at Texas A&M and Michigan State U.  Models to study the fragmentation of nuclei have been developed in collaborations with the Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory, University of Buenos Aires, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico.

Computational Equipment    

Three dual-processor workstations.
A computer lab with several Unix workstations.