Wednesday, 8 April 2020

HIAS Proceedings Online

Way back in ancient times (i.e. before Covid-19), academics used to go and meet up with each other to talk about science and stand around awkwardly in coffee breaks.  Such a thing happened to me last September when I was in Canberra, Australia.  I attended the HIAS conference at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.  HIAS stands for Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposium and it is a regular meeting to showcase the kind of science they can do at their own on-site accelerator facility, though speakers are invited from competing and complementary facilities around the world.  They ask the participants to write up their presentations for the conference proceedings.  I duly did this, and the collected proceedings have been published today in the EPJ Web of Conferences vol 232.

As a (rather large) figure to accompany the post, here is Figure 1 from the first paper in the proceedings.  The paper is an overview of the kind of work they do at the ANU accelerator, written by Andrew Stuchbery.

My own contribution is about what heavy-ion reactions can tell you about the surface energy of nuclei (not much): P. D. Stevenson, EPJ Web of Conferences 232, 03005 (2020)

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