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UWC nuclear physics team make history at CERN

Author: Department Physical Science

Students from UWC led by Professor Nico Orce,  are driving the  first African led experiment at the Isotope Separator on Line Facility ( ISOLDE) facility at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).

A team of postgraduate  students from UWC led by Professor Nico Orce,  are driving the  first African led experiment at the Isotope Separator on Line Facility ( ISOLDE) facility at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).  CERN is widely regarded as the leading nuclear research facility in the world and this is an historical step for our young UWC nuclear physicists.  Their experiment focuses on determining the shape of the selenium-70 nucleus by measuring the gamma radiation decay emitted by an excited selenium-70 isotope as it returns to its ground state.  It is not possible to carry out this experiment in Africa and the UWC team has led the way for other researchers on the continent to pursue new and innovative nuclear physics research at CERN.  The following will link you to a CERN press release and short film of the team in action.


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Links to further information and News videos : http://www.stfc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/publications/uk-news-from-cern/uknfc80/#two​

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