The first thoughts that come to mind of a average person at the sound of the words "nuclear physics", are “bomb” and “power plants”. But far beyond these applications, there is another unexplored world. The nuclear physics as the foremost branch of physics that studies the most basic constituents of matter and the structure is probably the physical sector with the least immediate practical applications.
In this talk we will try to understand the logic behind the nuclear physics experiments and 'exonerate' the science. We will show some of the latest breakthroughs and will present its conclusions in relation to the structure of matter that exists around us.
George Laskaris is a member of Hadronic Physics Group of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US Massachusetts. Born in Athens and raised in Piraeus he studied Physics at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens and Duke University in North Carolina. His research interests are related to the study of nuclear power, in other words, the force that is responsible for the stability of the physical matter that exists around us. By performing experiments in accelerators in the US and in Europe, studying nuclear structure of light nuclei and the interaction of protons and neutrons inside heavier nuclei.