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Cluster Geometry and Dynamics in Nuclei

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Cluster geometry is different from the geometry of point particles, because clusters can merge and the constituents can mix. We will discuss how some nuclei, especially Carbon-12 and Oxygen-16, are modelled as rotating and vibrating clusters of alpha particles. We also introduce a novel model for the fusion of Oxygen-16 and an alpha particle involving a spatial wormhole geometry. Some insight into these nuclei comes from Skyrmions.

This talk is part of the Wednesday HEP-GR Colloquium series.

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