Frascati, March 27 – 31 , 2023
From Quarks to Black Holes: let’s get INSPYRED!
Nuclear Physics at the extremes: exotic nuclei for research and applications. A glimpse of the SPES project. – T. Marchi (INFN-LNL)
The exploration of the Nuclear Chart, aiming at a comprehensive description of the nature of exotic nuclei, is a very active field of research in today’s Nuclear Physics. Worldwide efforts comprise the construction of new-generation Radioactive Ion Beam facilities. The Italian community is deeply involved in the process and the construction of SPES at Legnaro National Laboratories (INFN) is progressing. I will introduce the main topics in Nuclear Physics with Radioactive Ion Beams and review the layout of SPES in all its flavors: from basic Nuclear science to Applications in Nuclear Medicine and Neutron Physics. In particular, the status of the SPES-beta ISOL facility, together with some of the relevant physics cases and the associated equipment will be described.
Tommaso Marchi obtained a PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics at the University of Padova in 2013, then moved to Belgium as a EU-Marie Curie Fellow at KU Leuven. Since 2017 he is a researcher at Legnaro National Laboratories (INFN, Italy). Tommaso’s research focuses on the mechanisms driving heavy-ion Nuclear Reactions and on the structure of exotic Nuclei. He has been involved in the development of Active Target detectors to be used at Radioactive Ion Beam facilities and in February 2023 he has been appointed as Leader of the SPES project at LNL.