Atomic nuclei can be spherical in shape, or egg-like, or even going pear-shaped. But how do we observe the shape of something that is practically impossible to view and why is it important?
Find out about atomic nuclei and other strange phenomena in physics during the popular Physics Open Day hosted by the Department of Physics at Stellenbosch University on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
This year the public lecture, entitled "The atomic nucleus is in good shape!", will be delivered by Prof. Paul Papka, a lecturer in nuclear physics in the Department of Physics. This will be followed by demonstrations of surprising phenomena, guided tours to the laboratories and smaller discussion groups.
The public lecture starts at 17:30 in lecture hall alpha (0067) in the Merensky Building.
Contact Prof. Erich Rohwer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.