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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris

Fellow
Los Alamos National Laboratory


Christopher Morris’s career started in Los Alamos studying nuclear physics using pion beams. Recognizing pion scattering could be used to separate neutron and proton matrix elements led to a number of publications using this tool. This proved a useful tool for studying iso-spin symmetry in nuclei. Pion double charge exchange allow the identification of new nuclei, Iso-tensor resonances, double isobaric resonances, and two nucleon correlations in nuclei. In the early 90’s Morris recognized protons could be used as a tool for flash radiography. This has led to an ongoing program using proton radiography to study high explosives and materials subject to high pressure for national defense applications. An outgrowth of proton radiography was the discovery that the multiple scattering of cosmic ray muons could be used for a number of radiographic applications that could be studied no other way.