Collaborative research

There is a multitude (>100) of non-formal research cooperations with working groups worldwide, especially in the U.S.A., Japan, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, and Austria. In many cases formalized scientific collaborations exist, such as the MINIBALL collaboration at HIE-ISOLDE at CERN, the SEASTAR collaboration at RIKEN-RIBF at Tokyo, and many others. Particularly tight bonds exist with the Goethe University in Frankfurt, the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Liebig University in Giessen, in the frame of the common LOEWE center HIC for FAIR, the RTG 2128, and the RTG 1657.

In addition, there are formal cooperations, like within the framework of the Heisenberg-Landau program of the BMBF for research cooperations with the Russian nuclear research center Dubna, or a research cooperation with Sofia University and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences within the project-specific people-exchange program (PPP) of DAAD. Besides funding from BMBF and DFG, there is third-party funding from other other sources such as the European Research Council. Cooperative projects on state, federal, and international level with significant specific third-party funding are summarized below.

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CRC 1245

Since 2016 the DFG is funding the new Collaborative Research Center CRC 1245 at the Institute for Nuclear Physics. The CRC has the title “From Fundamental Interactions to Structure and Stars” and aims to develop a systematic description of atomic nuclei across the nuclear chart, read more

RTG 2128 AccelencE

Starting in 2016 the DFG funds the Research Training Group RTG 2128 AccelencE (Accelerator Science and Technology for Energy-Recovery Linacs), which is a cooperation of the Institutes for Nuclear Physics of TU Darmstadt and of the Gutenberg University Mainz. AccelencE is focused on the development and first read more

RTG 1657 Radiation Biology

The research training group RTG 1657 “Radiation Biology” is a collaboration of the TU Darmstadt with the GSI and Frankfurt University. The aim is a deeper understanding of radiation biological processes, in tandem with a comprehensive educational program in read more

BMBF Integrated Research NUSTAR.DA

The BMBF is funding research activities within the international NUSTAR collaboration, which are in direct connection with the FAIR facility, which is constructed at GSI near Darmstadt. This also includes numerous projects at other research facilities, where experimental read more

Helmholtz Cooperations

Many strongly linked cooperations under the umbrella of the Helmholtz Association exist, in collaboration with numerous international universities and institutes. For example, research groups of TU Darmstadt are members of the Nuclear Astrophysics Virtual Institute (NAVI) (<-Link), which is focused on experimental and theoretical research read more

Photo-Nuclear Science

Three pillars of the so-called Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) are currently constructed in Romania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. ELI is a European infrastructure project aimed to strengthen infrastructure and economy in new EU member states by implementation of these forefront research facilities. read more