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

Collaborative Research Center 1245

The SFB 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.

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CRC 1245 Mini-Workshop “Neutrino-matter interactions in the standard model and beyond”, June 19 – 21, 2024, Lecture hall, ULB, S1|20 01

Keynote Talks:: Kirsty Duffy, Joanna Sobczyk, Javier Menéndez, Giovanni Benato, Baha Balantekin, and Zewei Xiong

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Recent Events

Scientific Writing Course, November 13 – 14, 2023

Speaker: Prof. Marialuisa Aliotta (University of Edinburgh)

Topical Lecture Week, October 11 – 13, 2023

Speaker: Prof. Christian Forssén (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

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CRC Annual Conference, September 25 – 28, 2023, Uhrturm Lecture Hall, S2|08

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RMU Weeks of Equal Opportunities 2023, May 3 – June 12, 2023

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Experimental Lecture Week, April 3 – 5, 2023

Speaker: Prof. Rituparna Kanungo TRIUMF/St. Mary University, Canada

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

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Women's Week – Part 2, October 13, 2022 (cancelled!)

  • 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

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Pictures of past events can be found in this collection .

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 SFB 1245 for pupils (in German)

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