Distinguished Professor of AME visited IMP
Prof. Georges Audi, the head of the Atomic Mass Data Center (AMDC) in France, visited the Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMP) in Lanzhou from October 11th to 19th, 2011.
Prof. Audi has engaged in Atomic Mass Evaluation (AME) for a long time, developed new approaches for AME and significantly contributed to the publications of recent three atomic mass data tables as well. He has become one of chief scientists in AME.
During his visit, Prof.Audi held a series of lectures on AME and accepted an appointment as Visiting Professor of AME in IMP for the next three years.
The AME was created to obtain the value of atomic masses, which is a fundamental property of nuclei, widely used in basic nuclear physics and astrophysics research as well as in other practical applications such as nuclear energy.
In 2008, on behalf of the French nuclear research center, Prof. Audi signed a memorandum with the IMP on transit of the AME from the Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de Masse, Orsay, France (CNSMS) to IMP. The most recent scientific exchange event will facilitate the process of transit of AME from CNSMS to IMP and boost IMP’s contribution to the international nuclear research community.
Fig.1 Prof. Audi accepting an appointment as Visiting Professor of AME in the IMP (Image by IMP)