Nuclear Physics

About the Nuclear Physics group

Nuclear physics deals with the properties of nuclei and how their properties may be understood in terms of the interactions between the constituents. The basic questions facing nuclear physics today range over the extremes of physical phenomena from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Thus the properties of nuclei have their origins in the basic interactions of elementary particles, quarks and gluons, while the macroscopic evolution of the universe is directly related to the interactions between nuclei.

The Edinburgh Nuclear Physics Group has a uniquely diverse range of interests, conducting research into the building blocks of Nature in a wide range of extreme environments. The properties of nuclei have their origins in the basic interactions of elementary particles, quarks and gluons, while the macroscopic evolution of stars and galaxies is directly related to the interactions between nuclei. Direct searches for Dark Matter are seeking to identify the dominant contribution to mass at the galactic and larger scales.

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People in the Nuclear Physics group

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NamePositionContact detailsLocationPhoto
Academic staff
Marialuisa AliottaProfessor
JCMB
8204
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Derek BranfordSenior Honorary Professorial Fellow
JCMB
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Alex MurphyProfessor of Nuclear & Particle Physics
JCMB
8208
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Alan ShotterSenior Honorary Professorial Fellow
JCMB
7309
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Daniel WattsReader
JCMB
8209
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Phil WoodsProfessor
JCMB
8203
Research staff
Mikhail BashkanovErnest Rutherford Fellow
JCMB
8211
Paolo BeltrameDavid Gilmour Senior Fellow
JCMB
8207
Tom DavinsonPDRA
JCMB
8205
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Daid KahlPostdoctoral Research Associate
JCMB
8210
Claudia Lederer-WoodsErnest Rutherford Fellow
JCMB
8207
Gary SmithPDRA
JCMB
8211a
Nicholas ZachariouPDRA
JCMB
8211
Lorenzo ZanaPDRA
JCMB
8211a
Liyong ZhangPostdoctoral Research Associate
JCMB
8210
Other staff
Peter BlackResearch Technician
JCMB
5307
Research postgraduates
Carlo BrunoPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
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Thomas ChilleryPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
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Thomas DavisonPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
Mirco DietzPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
Jamie FlemingPostgraduate Student
JCMB
7310a
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Dominika Aleksandra Konstancja GlowaPostgraduate Student
JCMB
7310a
James GratrexPostgraduate Student
JCMB
4403
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Christopher GriffinPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
Oscar HallPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
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Simon HughesPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
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Stephen KayPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
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Sarah-Jane LonsdalePostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
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Vincent MargerinPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
Maria Francesca MarzioniPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5301
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Lizeth Morales GallegosPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206
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Ivana StankovicPostgraduate Student
JCMB
8206