Ed Simpson is a physicist at the Australian National University researching nuclear reactions and their applications. He completed his PhD in nuclear theory at the University of Surrey in 2009, and has since held research positions at the University of Surrey, the University of York, and the Australian National University. He was winner of the inaugural UK Institute of Physics Nuclear Physics Group Prize, and recipiant of a 2018 Young Tall Poppies Award. He has won two ARC Discovery Project Grants and computer time from the National Computational Infrastructure.
His research spans the theory and measurement of nuclear collisions, applied to a wide range of topics including:
- Nuclear fusion
- Nuclear structure
- Radiation effects in space
- Proton and hadron beam cancer therapy
Further details can be found on the Publications tab and at my ORCID, Publons and Google Scholar pages.
Ed has developed an online tour of the Australian National University Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility In the tour you explore Australia's largest ion accelerator, find out about the research undertaken and see exactly what the middle of a 15 million volt particle accelerator looks like!
Ed has also developed two onlinue nuclide charts. Nuclide charts allow us to display the properties of nuclei as a function of the numbers of protons and neutrons, and explore how these properties change as we add or remove protons and neutrons. The charts are designed to be easy to use and can generate graphics in a variety of different formats for reuse in publications, outreach and education.
The Colourful Nuclide Chart
The 3D Nuclide Chart