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, based on effective field theories (EFTs) of the strong interaction. The strong experiment-theory synergy at the Institute for Nuclear Physics allows for direct tests of this theoretical understanding through precision experiments at the in-house electron accelerator S-DALINAC, as well as at internationally leading research facilities worldwide.
Beyond the understanding of the strong interaction, the CRC is also heavily engaged in research on electro-weak interactions and nuclear astrophysics. For example the impact of the interplay of nuclei, neutrinos and the equation of state on nucleosynthesis in supernovae is investigated, as well as aspects of nuclear structure which are important for a better theoretical understanding of neutrino-less double-beta decay or the interaction of WIMPs with nuclear matter. Embedded into the CRC is a research training group, offering doctoral researchers an innovative and international environment.
Link To the : CRC 1245 Website