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At the End of the Nuclear Chart: Physical and Chemical Properties of Oganesson

Series 
Physics Colloquium
Presenter 
Witek Nazarewicz, Michigan State University
February 16, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Location 
Building 203
Type 
Colloquium

Abstract: What are the heaviest nuclei and atoms that can exist? Are superheavy systems different from lighter nuclear species? Is there an island of very long-lived nuclei? Can superheavy nuclei be produced in stellar explosions? Questions such as these provide formidable challenges for both experiment and theory. This talk will review perspectives in this field of research.