PhD student awarded EPS Nuclear Physics European Thesis prize

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Liam Gaffney
Liam Gaffney

Congratulations to Liam Gaffney, who has been awarded a prize by the Nuclear Physics Division of the EPS for the most excellent European PhD thesis 2012-2014.

His 2012 thesis was entitled "Octupole collectivity in 220Rn and 224Ra".

This work was published in our 2013 Nature paper, "Studies of pear-shaped nuclei using accelerated radioactive beams" Nature (2013) Volume:497, Pages:199–204 doi:10.1038/nature12073