Beasley. Garg’s three-year term will begin January 1, 2014. The CCB consists of six appointed members who are responsible for recommending actions concerning the Constitution and Bylaws of the society and of its divisions, topical groups, forums, and sections.
Garg’s research interests include experimental investigation of compressional-mode giant resonances and exotic quantal rotation in nuclei. The compressional-mode giant resonances provide the only direct experimental measurement of the nuclear incompressibility, a fundamental property of nuclear matter that is crucial to understanding of a number of nuclear and astrophysical phenomena, including strength of collapse in supernovae explosions, collective-flow in high-energy heavy ion collisions, and properties of neutron stars—the “largest nuclei” that exist in nature. Prof. Garg’s group has been investigating the Isoscalar Giant Dipole Resonance, an exotic compressional-oscillation, also referred to as the “squeezing mode.”
Garg joined the Department of Physics at Notre Dame in 1982. He also serves as the director of the Notre Dame’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Department of Physics.
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