Nuclear and Subatomic Physics at Michigan covers a broad range of topics in traditional and in emerging interdisciplinary Nuclear Science that address topics from the origin of the elements, the structure of hadrons and the nature of dark matter, to applications that have direct impact on homeland security, medical diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. Special focus is on precision measurements that test fundamental symmetries; on measurements that characterize the fundamental processes that produce the elements in the Big Bang; on measurements of the structure of atoms with rare-isotope nuclei that can reveal how it is that there is more matter than antimatter in the universe; on measurements that determine the abundance of anti-up and anti-down quarks in the proton; and on direct detection measurements of the dark matter in the
In addition to individual research programs, the Nuclear and Subatomic Physics group is working in close collaboration with the Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) Department in the College of Engineering and the Radiology Department in the Medical School to exploit opportunities in rare-isotope engineering and detector technology, and in research with new types of medical isotopes presented by the new national laboratory, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) being constructed at Michigan State University (MSU).
Christine Aidala (hadronic structure, QCD dynamics, Elementary Particle Physics)
Frederick Becchetti (nuclear astrophysics, rare isotopes, medical applications)
Timothy Chupp (fundamental symmetries, dark matter, rare isotopes, medical imaging)
Aaron Leanhardt (fundamental symmetries, AMO)
Wolfgang Lorenzon (hadronic structure, dark matter, rare isotopes)
Aaron Pierce (theory: fundamental symmetries, dark matter)