MLL-Kolloquium: Prof. Alan Chen (McMaster University/Canada and 'Universe'-Cluster): On using exotic ion beams to study the production of galactic Aluminum-26

(ground floor) (LMU Lecture Hall, Am Coulombwall 1, Garching)

(ground floor)

LMU Lecture Hall, Am Coulombwall 1, Garching

The goal of understanding the production of galactic Al-26 brings together progress in nuclear astrophysics from observations, theory, meteoritics, and laboratory experiments. In the case of experimental work, nuclear reactions involving unstable isotopes are being studied to elucidate the production of Al-26 in stellar explosive nucleosynthesis. This colloquium will discuss recent experiments carried out by our McMaster group to study such reactions with radioactive ion beams at various accelerator laboratories worldwide; in the process, it will also provide a survey of some of the different techniques currently used in laboratory experiments on the origin of the elements.