Seminar Details

Alpha particle condensation in nuclear systems

Peter Schuck, Institut de Physique Nucleaire Orsay, France
Tuesday, April 17, 4:10 PM - Special Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall
Please note the special time.

In the first part of the talk I will give an overview of where we stand in the microscopic description of the Hoyle state in 12C in terms of three losely bound alpha particles. I will move on to identify an analogue to the Hoyle state in 16O. Heavier n alpha nuclei will be treated with the Gross-Pitaevskii equation. In the second part of the talk I will outline how to deal with alpha condensation in macroscopic systems as, e.g. in compact stars. I will point to eventual strong differences between pairing and quartetting.