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  • 10.05.2019

    Alexander von Humboldt Fellow for Direct Reactions

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    First Theoretical Physicist joined the Group

    Today, Mario Gómez (profile here) arrived as the first Alexander von Humboldt fellow. He obtained his fellowship for two years and will develop a formalism for a two-nucleon removal. In addition, he will actively participate at our physics programs at Riken and GSI / FAIR.

  • 01.05.2019

    The Doubly-Magic Nucleus 78Ni

    Excitation energy of the first 2+ state

    First Spectroscopy of 78Ni performed at RIBF (RIKEN)

    The first spectroscopy of the 78Ni nucleus revealed the doubly-magic nature of the nucleus based on the first 2+ state at 2.6 MeV. At least as interesting is a second excited state at 2.9 Mev, which is assigned to a second 2+ state and interpreted as a sign of shape coexistence in this nucleus. – R. Taniuchi et al., Nature 569, 53-58 (2019) (link)