Achim Richter

Professor Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Achim Richter

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Curriculum Vitae

1940 Born in Dresden
1959 Begin of the study of Physics at the University of Heidelberg
1963 Admission to the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”
1965 Final exam (“Diplom”) in Physics
1966 Scientific Assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute of Nuclear Physics at Heidelberg and work on the experimental doctoral thesis
1967 Doctorate degree (“Dr. rer. nat.”) in Physics
1967-1968 Research Associate at the Department of Physics at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.A.
1968-1970 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Physics Division of the Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, U.S.A.
1971 Research Associate at the Max-Planck-Institute of Nuclear Physics at Heidelberg
Habilitation in Physics at the University of Heidelberg and University Lecturer (“Privatdozent”)
1971-1973 Associate Professor (H3) at the Ruhr University of Bochum
Since 1974 Professor (H4/C4) of Physics at the Darmstadt Institute of Technology (now: Darmstadt University of Technology)
and Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics
1978-1979 Sabbatical leave at the Département de Physique Nucléaire à Haute Energie, Saclay, France
1983-1984 Sabbatical leave at the Département de Physique Nucléaire à Haute Energie, Saclay, France
1988-1989 Sabbatical leave at CERN, Geneva, as Scientific Associate
1998-1999 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin (“Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin”)
2003-2004 Sabbatical leave at the Institut de Physique Nucléaire and the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques at Orsay, France, at TRIUMF in Vancouver, Canada, at the Physics Division of the Argonne National Laboratory at Argonne, U.S.A., and at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.
2005 Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg, Sweden
2006 Tage Erlander Professorship of the Swedish Research Council
2007 Order of Merit of the State of Hessen
2007-2008 Sabbatical leave at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A., at the Institute of Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A., at the Laboratory of Nuclear Structure of MIT Boston, U.S.A., at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques at Orsay, France, and at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
2008 October 01, Professor Emeritus at TUD
November 01, Director of the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*) in Trento, Italy, until October 31, 2012
2012 November 01, return to the Institute of Nuclear Physics at TUD

Awards and Honors

1964 University Award of Physics for the Diploma Thesis
1988 German-French Alexander von Humboldt Award
1990 Foreign Associate of the Royal Society of South Africa
1992 Max Planck Research Price
1995 Honorary Doctorate of the Chalmers University of Technology at Gothenburg, Sweden
1996 Honorary Doctorate of the University of Gent, Belgium
1996 Corresponding Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
2000 Honorary Doctorate of the University of Witwatersrand at Johannesburg, South Africa
2000 Honorary Doctorate of the Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
2001 Stern-Gerlach Medal of the German Physical Society
2002 Fellow of the American Physical Society
2005 Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg, Sweden
2006 Tage Erlander Professorship of the Swedish Research Council
2007 Order of Merit of the State of Hessen
2010 Member of the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, Sweden
2010 Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle (Saale)
2012 Member of the Academia Europaea
2017 Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Ehrung der Stadt Darmstadt

Latest Publications

  • Electric Dipole Polarizability of 48 Ca and Implications for the Neutron Skin
    J. Birkhan et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 252501 (2017)
  • E2 decay strength of the M1 scissors mode of 156Gd and its first excited rotational state
    T. Beck et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 212502 (2017)
  • Search for weak M1 transitions in 48Ca with inelastic proton scattering
    M. Mathy, J. Birkhan, H. Matsubara, P. von Neumann-Cosel, N. Pietralla, V. Yu Ponomarev, A. Richter and A. Tamii
    Phys. Rev. C95, 054316 (2017)
  • Chaos and Regularity in the Doubly Magic Nucleus 208Pb
    B. Dietz, A. Heusler, K.H. Maier, A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 012501 (2017)
  • Cross-section fluctuations in chaotic scattering systems
    Torleif E. O. Ericson, Barbara Dietz and Achim Richter
    Phys. Rev. E 94, 042207 (2016)
  • Fine structure of the isoscalar giant quadrupole resonance in 28Si and 27Al
    I.T. Usman et al.
    Phys. Rev. C94, 024308 (2016)
  • Coulomb and nuclear excitations of narrow resonances in 17Ne
    J.Marganiec et al.
    Phys. Lett. B 759 (2016) 200–205
  • Electromagnetic M1 transition strengths from inelastic proton scattering: The cases of 48Ca and 208Pb
    J. Birkhan, H. Matsubara, P. von Neumann-Cosel, N. Pietralla, V. Yu. Ponomarev, A. Richter, A. Tamii, and J. Wambach
    Phys. Rev. C 93, 041302(R) (2016)
  • Spectral Properties of Dirac Billiards at the van Hove Singularities
    B. Dietz, T. Klaus, M. Miski-Oglu, A. Richter, M. Wunderle, and C. Bouazza
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 023901 (2016)
  • Dipole polarizability of 120Sn and nuclear energy density functionals
    T. Hashimoto, A. M. Krumbholz, P.G. Reinhard et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 92, 031305(R) (2015)
  • Nonquenched Isoscalar Spin-M1 Excitations in sd-Shell Nuclei
    H. Matsubara, A. Tamii, H. Nakada et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 102501 (2015)
  • Cross-section fluctuations in open microwave billiards and quantum graphs: The counting-of-maxima method revisited
    B. Dietz, A.Richter, and R. Samajdar
    Phys. Rev. E92, 022904 (2015)
  • Fullerene C 60 Simulated with a Superconducting Microwave Resonator and Test of the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem
    B. Dietz, T. Klaus, M. Miski-Oglu, A. Richter, M. Bischoff, L. von Smekal and J. Wambach
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 026801 (2015)
  • Algebraic theory of crystal vibrations: Singularities and zeros in vibrations of one- and two-dimensional lattices
    F. Iachello, B. Dietz, M. Miski-Oglu and A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. B 91, 214307 (2015)
  • Low-energy electric dipole response in 120Sn
    A. M. Krumbholz et al.
    Phys. Lett. B 744, 7 (2015)
  • Studies of continuum states in 16Ne using three-body correlation techniques
    J. Marganiec et al.
    Eur. Phys. J. A 51 (2015) : 9
  • Quantum and wave dynamical chaos in superconducting microwave billiards
    B. Dietz and A. Richter
    Chaos 25, 097601 (2015)
  • Spectral properties of superconducting microwave photonic crystals modeling Dirac billiards
    B. Dietz, T. Klaus, M. Miski-Oglu, and A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. B. 91, 035411 (2015)
  • Dielectric square resonator investigated with microwave experiments
    S. Bittner, B. Dietz, M. Miski-Oglu, and A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. E 90, 052909 (2014)
  • Low-energy dipole strength in 112,120Sn
    B. Özel-Tashenov et al.
    Phys. Rev. C. 90, 024304 (2014)
  • Spectral properties and dynamical tunneling in constant-width billiards
    B. Dietz, T. Guhr, B.Gutkin, M. Miski-Oglu, and A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. E 90, 022903 (2014)
  • Fine structure of the isovector giant dipole resonance in 208Pb: Characteristic scales and level densities
    I. Poltoratska et al.
    Phys. Rev. C. 89, 054322 (2014)
  • First Observation of the Unbound Nucleus 15Ne
    F. Wamers et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 132502 (2014)
  • Scattering experiments with microwave billiards at an exceptional point under broken time-reversal invariance
    S. Bittner, B. Dietz, H.L. Harney, M. Miski-Oglu, A. Richter, and F. Schäfer
    Phys. Rev. E 89, 032909 (2014)
  • Properties of the first excited state of 9Be derived from (gamma,n) and (e,e') reactions
    V.D. Efros, P. von Neumann-Cosel, and A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. C 89, 027301 (2014)
  • Analytic approach to nuclear rotational states and the role of spin: A minimal model
    W. Bentz, A. Arima, A. Richter, and J. Wambach
    Phys. Rev. C 89, 024314 (2014)
  • Study of the 14Be Continuum: Identification and Structure of its Second 2+ State
    Yu. Aksyutina et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 242501 (2013)
  • Experimental observation of localized modes in a dielectric square resonator
    S. Bittner, E. Bogomolny, B. Dietz, M. Miski-Oglu, and A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. E 88, 062906 (2013).
  • Constraint on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Matrix Elements from a Novel Decay Channel of the Scissors Mode: The Case of 154Gd
    J. Beller et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 172501 (2013)
  • Lifshitz and excited-state quantum phase transitions in microwave Dirac billiards
    B. Dietz, F. Iachello, M. Miski-Oglu, N. Pietralla, A. Richter, L. von Smekal, and J. Wambach
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 104101 (2013)
  • Structure of the unbound nucleus 13Be: One-neutron knockout reaction data from 14Be analyzed in a holistic approach
    Yu. Aksyutina et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 87, 064316 (2013)
  • Distribution of Scattering Matrix Elements in Quantum Chaotic Scattering
    S. Kumar, A. Nock, H.-J. Sommers, T. Guhr, B. Dietz, M. Miski-Oglu, A. Richter, and F. Schäfer
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 030403 (2013)
  • Bound states in sharply bent waveguides: Analytical and experimental approach
    S. Bittner, B. Dietz, M. Miski-Oglu, A. Richter, C. Ripp, E. Sadurní, and W. P. Schleich
    Phys. Rev. E 87, 042912 (2013)
  • Momentum profile analysis in one-neutron knockout from Borromean nuclei
    Yu. Aksyutina et al.
    Phys. Lett. B 718, 1309 (2013)
  • Pygmy dipole resonance in 208Pb
    I. Poltoratska et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 85, 041304(R) (2012)
  • Trace formula for chaotic dielectric resonators tested with microwave experiments
    S. Bittner, B. Dietz, R. Dubertrand, J. Isensee, M. Miski-Oglu, and A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. E 85, 056203 (2012).
  • Application of a trace formula to the spectra of flat three-dimensional dielectric resonators
    S. Bittner, E. Bogomolny, B. Dietz, M. Miski-Oglu, and A. Richter
    Phys. Rev. E 85, 026203 (2012).
  • PT Symmetry and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in a Microwave Billiard
    S. Bittner, B. Dietz, U. Günther, H. L. Harney, M. Miski-Oglu, A. Richter, and F. Schäfer
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 024101 (2012).
  • Complete Electric Dipole Response and the Neutron Skin in 208Pb
    A. Tamii et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 062502 (2011).
  • Exceptional Points in a Microwave Billiard with Time-Reversal Invariance Violation
    B. Dietz, H. L. Harney, O. N. Kirillov, M. Miski-Oglu, A. Richter, and F. Schäfer
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 150403 (2011).
  • Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Reactions
    G. E. Mitchell, A. Richter, and H. A. Weidenmüller
    Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 2845 (2010).
  • Magnetic dipole excitations in nuclei: elementary modes of nucleonic motion
    K. Heyde, P. von Neumann-Cosel, and A. Richter
    Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 2365 (2010).

Selected Talks