Graduate Seminar, Nov. 15th

Speaker: Michał Palczewski

Title: Present state of knowledge about physical properties of superheavy elements

Abstract: Development of knowledge about existence and properties, both physical and chemical, of superheavy elements (SHN) can be seen in different aspects. Recently (8.11.2016) four last elements gained their names. Also all the time number of produced isotopes of SHN is increasing, allowing to improve our theoretical models. At the same time nuclear physicists attempt to get elements from outside known periodic table (it means heavier than Og – element 118). During the presentation I would like to shortly remind basic information about SHN, say about recently named elements and efforts to get new one and also present recent detailed illustration of accuracy of presently used nuclear-mass models.