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SUMMARY:National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory Seminar
DESCRIPTION:
Alessandro Pastore from the University of York
will be speaking.\n
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The seminar is titled "From
nuclei to neutron stars: simple binding
energy computer modelling in the classroom."\n
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The
Binding Block collaboration started in
2015 and since then has worked hard to develop
material to explain nuclear physics to A-level
students. In particular, we have created
a simple activity based on the liquid-drop model
which allows secondary school students to
explore the uses of mathematical models and
gain an intuitive understanding of the concept
of binding energy, and in particular the significance
of positive binding energy. Using
simple computational tools (Excel files), students
can perform simple manipulations on the
different coefficients of the model to understand
the role of each of its five terms. Students
can use the spreadsheets to determine
model parameters by optimising the agreement
with real atomic mass data. This will subsequently
be used to predict the limit of existence
of the Segre chart and to find the minimum
mass of a neutron star. In this talk, I'll present
the material/activities we have created
so far and I'll discuss my personal experience
in the world of outreach.\n\n
Price: free\n
Sponsor: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory\n
Sponsor's Homepage: http://www.nscl.msu.edu/\n
Contact name: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory\n
Contact phone: 517-355-9671\n
Contact email: nscl.msu.edu\n
for more info visit the web at:\n
http://www.nscl.msu.edu/apps/seminars.php\n
LOCATION:Online via Zoom
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