The aim of our research is to study the structure of exotic
nuclei whose proton and neutron numbers are very different to those found in
stable nuclei, and to study nuclei with extremely high angular momentum. In
this way valuable information can be gathered on the description of the
atomic nucleus using many-body quantum theory. Our knowledge on this theory
is mainly obtained from nuclei close to the line of stability and
extrapolations into the unknown regions of the nuclear chart often fail,
partly due to the wrong choice of parameters, and partly for more
fundamental reasons. Usually this research is carried out in collaboration
with physicists from other UK universities and from Europe and/or North
America, with most of the Group's activities being pursued at overseas
laboratories, especially in France, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. The research is underpinned by the investigations carried out by students as
part of their PhD under the guidance of their supervisor. The Group has
always benefited from wide and very fruitful international
Nuclear Medical Imaging
Advances in the sensitivity, speed, position and energy
resolution of photon detectors have the potential to greatly improve various
aspects of imaging in medicine and other fields. Liverpool physicists have
teamed up with experts from the Daresbury Laboratory and the University's
Medical Imaging Department to ensure that the sensors used and developed by
the Nuclear and Particle Physics groups find application in medicine. We are
particularly interested in improving the quality of Positron Emission
Tomography (PET) images and the x-ray images used in screening for breast
More details can be found here.
and recent Nuclear Physics news items.
We can be found on the University
Campus Map in building number 208.
If you are interested in research opportunities in our research
group please contact Dr David Joss.