Welcome

on the web pages of the Institute for Nuclear Physics (IKP) at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

We study and teach in the areas of nuclear structure physics, nuclear astrophysics, relativistic heavy-ion physics, plasma physics, astroparticle physics, accelerator physics and related fields in experimental and theoretical groups.

The IKP operates the Superconducting Darmstadt Linear Accelerator (S-DALINAC), various detector and targer laboratories as well as a Theory Center.

The Institute for Nuclear Physics is an essential participant in the research field M+M (Matter and Materials) of the Technical University of Darmstadt. It is an institute within the Department of Physics beside the Institute for Applied Physics and the Institute for Physics of Condensed Matter.

Experimentalists and theoreticians work closely together on a number of scientific topics.

S-DALINAC
Picture: Jan-Christoph Hartung

Portrait of the Institute

The IKP was presented in the journal 'Nuclear Physics News'. The article can be found at

The article can be found here.

Virtual Tour

Visit the superconducting electron accelerator S-DALINAC virtually! The basic operation of the accelerator and its experiments is explained in this video.

More information can be found on the webpages of the S-DALINAC.

Accessing the Institute for Nuclear Physics

The Institute for Nuclear Physics occupies mainly two buildings in section S2 of Campus Stadtmitte. You can reach us following these directions.

More Information on the Campus Stadtmitte can be found on the main webpages of TU Darmstadt.