Lecturer in Physics, Sheffield Hallam University
Robin Smith obtained his PhD in nuclear physics at the University of Birmingham. Since August 2017 he has been a lecturer in physics at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, helping to establish a physics research group. He specialises in the fields of nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics, examining the shapes of atomic nuclei and determining nuclear reaction rates in stars by experimentally colliding nuclei using particle accelerators.
In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. How wrong he was. The...