PHY303 - Nuclear Physics

Prof Neil Spooner

Phone: 0114 22 24422
Room: E23

email: n.spooner@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr John McMillan

Phone: 0114 22 23534
Room: D36a

email: j.e.mcmillan@sheffield.ac.uk

The sun

Module Summary

This course aims to cover the general properties of nuclei, to examine the characteristics of the nuclear force, to introduce the principal models of the nucleus, to discuss radioactivity and interactions with matter, to study nuclear reactions, in particular fission, fusion and nuclear weapons, and to develop problem solving skills in all these areas. The motivation is that nuclear processes play a fundamental role in the physics world, in the origin of the universe, in the creation of the chemical elements, as the energy source of the stars and in the basic constituents of matter.

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Timetable

Timetable information for this module can be found listed here

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