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

Collaborative Research Center 1245

The CRC 1245 “Nuclei: From Fundamental Interactions to Structure and Stars” investigates the strong and electroweak interaction physics from nuclei to stars.

The strong interaction described by quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is responsible for binding neutrons and protons into nuclei and for the many facets of nuclear structure physics. Combined with the electroweak interaction, it determines the structure of all nuclei in the nuclear chart in a similar way as quantum electrodynamics shapes the periodic table of elements. While the latter is well understood, it is still unclear how the nuclear chart emerges from the underlying forces.

Next Event

Experimental Lecture Week, April 3 – 5, 2023

Speaker: Prof. Rituparna Kanungo

Recent Events

CRC Annual Conference, October 4 – 7, 2022, Darmstadtium Conference Center

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Women's Week – Part 2, October 13, 2022

  • 09:30 – 11:30 Impulse lecture and discussion, all CRC members
  • 12:30 – 16:30 Workshop/Training for PIs: Gender- and diversity-sensitive leadership in science (cancelled)

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Lecture and workshop will be given by Mrs. Dabauvalle and Mrs. Fraas from Ratio Academy.

Recurring Events

February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science


See also: Calendar of Women who shaped Nuclear Astrophysics

Video on the Research in CRC 1245 for pupils (in German)

Work Sheet (opens in new tab) (in German)

Past Events

Pictures of past events can be found in this collection .