We look back at the articles which were most popular with our readers in the last 12 months.
Image of the week: nuclear processes in the universe
Nuclear reactions in stars are the powerhouses of the universe, and its these same processes that create the elements. Understanding these processes is one of the core aims in the field of nuclear astrophysics – something that our recent interview… Read More ›
What is nuclear astrophysics?
Professor Hendrik Schatz talks to us about the field that shapes the understanding of everything we see in the night sky and the planet we live on.
Looking through the crystal ball at nuclear structure physics
Nuclei are at the core of everything in day to day life. Understanding how they work and interact is a fundamental science vital to applications in the real world as well as pure research.
Image of the week: Dalitz plots
Image of the Week: Dalitz plots – We really like this image, it looks like Bane from Batman!
A chat with a certain Witek Nazarewicz on uncertainty quantification
Errors are everywhere, and everything is uncertain. We must understand and estimate how these affect physics, but how do we do it best?
Image of the week: nuclear binding energies
Synthesis and decay of superheavy nuclei is the subject of our image of the week this week. Nuclear mass measurements and predictions are of great importance, but it turns out the theory is rather complex. As the main decay route… Read More ›
February’s LabTalks in JPhysG: cosmic rays and nuclear reactions
Find out about the Yangbajing Air shower Core detector array (YAC), how the ‘neck’ region isn’t just on your shoulders, and what is a K coordinate? JPhysG authors explain what their latest work is about.
Scientific theory vs the experimental method
How can we enhance our understanding the way theory couples to experimental work and the uncertainties which arise? Guest Editors David Ireland and Witek Nazarewicz provide a helping hand in a new JPhysG focus issue.