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Physics of hypernuclei and weakly interacting massive particles (non-mesonic weak decay of hypernuclei and calculation of the scattering cross section of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMP), important in the study of dark matter)

Grant number: 11/01287-6
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: May 27, 2011 - July 10, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Nuclear Physics
Principal Investigator:Mahir Saleh Hussein
Grantee:Mahir Saleh Hussein
Visiting researcher: Carlos Augusto Bertulani
Visiting researcher institution: Texas A&M University, United States
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos Avançados (IEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/55423-0 - Dynamics of many-body systems II, AP.TEM


During the visit to USP of professor Carlos Bertulani, next May-June, we shall finalize a work on the non-mesonic weak decay of hypernuclei and start a new project on the scattering of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMP) of direct relevance to understand the nature of Dark Matter in the Universe. (AU)

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