WMU physics professor recognized by Japan science society
WMU physics professor recognized by
Japan science society
A team of international researchers, including Dr. Michael Famiano, a Western Michigan University physics professor, was awarded the 2013 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Publication Prize for their work in nuclear physics.
Their results, entitled "Identification of 45 New Neutron-Rich Isotopes Produced by In-flight Fission of a 238U Beam at 345 MeV/Nucleon," describe a new frontier in nuclear physics, in which scientists are able to produce very exotic particles which are thought to be produced in supernovae--very violent explosions of massive stars. The products of these explosions are thought to have produced nearly all of the elements heavier than iron that exist today.
As part of this collaboration, Famiano had the opportunity to assist in the experiment, primarily providing expertise in data acquisition and electronics setup. The award is given out by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science no more then five times per year.
Dr. Famiano's department webpage