CRC 1245
Atomic Nuclei: From Fundamental Interactions to Structure and Stars

Project B01: Electroweak interactions in nuclei and nuclear matter

Project B01 is advancing the description of electroweak processes of nuclei and nuclear matter, with impact on stellar evolution, supernova explosions, direct detection of dark matter, and the origin of the quenching of beta decays. We will explore the role of many-body correlations and two-body currents in Gamow-Teller and forbidden transitions. Chiral effective field theory will also be used to develop a full set of neutrino-matter interactions for supernova and merger simulations. We will advance the description of nuclei around neutron number N=50 to gain new insights in their production by the r-process and their role for the associated blue kilonova electromagnetic emission.

Principal Investigators

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Prof. Dr Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo
B01, B06
+49 6159 71 2750
GSI KBW 2.09
Prof. Ph.D. Achim Schwenk
A04, B01, Z
+49 6151 16-21550
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