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International Nuclear Scientists gathered at Thapar Institute

Leading nuclear scientists around the world gathered at School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, amidst huge enthusiasm in the nuclear researchers’ fraternity witnessed during the 62nd DAE-BRNS Symposium on Nuclear Physics that is going on at TIET campus.

Indian nuclear researchers interacted with the eminent scientists from USA, Russia, Japan, Germany, Poland, Canada, China and Uzbekistan. The speeches of Dr. Andrey Popekov (from Joint Institute for nuclear Research, JINR), Dubna, Russia and Dr. P. Moskal (from Jagiellonian University), Poland in the inaugural day have already set the note of the conference at a very high pitch. That continued, rather enhanced today. Dr. Annika Lennarz, TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada attracted everyone’s attention to her presentation on  the astrophysical reactions which are of special interest to understand various fusion reactions happening in the stars and the origin of different elements that our universe is made up of.

Dr. A. Nasirov form Russia, at 62nd DAE_BRNS_SNP in SPMS, TIET, Patiala

A facility in this lab, DRAGON holds the record for radioactive beam measurements of radiative capture for understanding various reactions occurring in the sun and other stars, as over the last one and a half decades 8 out of 10 radioactive beam measurements of radiative capture were performed at this facility.

She talked about outline the achievements of the well established nuclear astrophysics program at TRIUMF, elaborate the challenges and highly anticipated addition to the nuclear astrophysics program. Dr. A. Nasirov is associated with two labs, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, RUSSIA  and Institute of Nuclear Physics of Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN, presented his recent findings about the various possible outcome when two heavy mass nuclei collide. Dr. N. Shah, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai – 201800, China, talked about importance of understanding interactions between sub-atomic particles for modeling of astronomical objects such as neutron stars.

Dr. V. Sharma from Banaras Hindu University in collaboration with Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan updated about the interactions between almost a massless particle neutrino with neutrons in experiments performed outside a nuclear reactor in Taiwan. Dr. M. Kumar Raju from Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan gave an overview of the experiments they performed in collaboration with TRIUMF, Canada in which they selectively excite some states in atomic nucleus. Dr. Prithwish Tribedy, Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USADr. Ragandeep S. Sidhu, GSI, Germany (one of the biggest laboratories in Europe and in world ) also interacted with a scientific audience of around 500 strength.

The effort of the scholars and faculty members of School of Physics and Materials Science, in bringing all these great talent in the TIET, Patiala campus, is being highly appreciated.


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