Friday, 14 January 2011

Phil Elliot orbituary?

Phil Elliot, who died in 2008, was an important figure in the field of nuclear structure, showing how mathematical group theory could be used to explain the complexities of nuclear structure from a simple point of view. The protons and neutrons in nuclei are somewhat colloquially said to move in "orbits," so perhaps this is why the journal Nuclear Physics A has just published an "orbituary".

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