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Unexpected deviation in the lifetime – First observation of the nuclear two-photon decay in bare atomic nuclei

For the first time, an international research team, led by GSI/FAIR in Darmstadt, the Institut de recherche sur les lois fondamentales de l'Univers…

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Cold astrochemistry traced in the lab

Pioneering measurements of cold ion-neutral collisions at the Cryogenic Storage Ring reveal an unexpected isotope effect. [Phys. Rev. Lett. / Phys.…

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Increased precision in ion trap enables unprecedented measurement accuracy

Scientists led by the Max-Planck-Institutes für Kernphysik have succeeded in significantly increasing the measurement stability of a Penning trap.

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Ghost particle on the scales

What is the mass of a neutrino at rest? This is one of the big unanswered questions in physics. Neutrinos play a central role in nature. A team led by…

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Klaus Blaum new member of the Leopoldina

The Presidium of the "German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences" has elected Prof. Dr Klaus Blaum, Director at the Max…

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Almudena Arcones Max-Planck-Fellow at MPIK

Origin of heavy elements: Nuclear matter under extreme conditions

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Test of quantum electrodynamics and world record mass measurement

Researchers at the MPI for Nuclear Physics have succeeded in testing the theory of quantum electrodynamics in strong fields with unprecedented…

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Towards the next-generation atomic clock

Joint experimental-theoretical study at MPIK identifies a metastable state in highly charged lead

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German-Japanese cooperation for highest precision extended

They have done a good job, and their cooperation will be continued: After a successful review, the German-Japanese Center for Time, Constants and…

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How cosmic rays influence space chemistry - cold molecular ions measured in the Laboratory

Scientists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik and other institutions have obtained a significantly higher ionization rate in dilute molecular…

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Precise testing of quantum electrodynamics

Measurement of the g factor of the electron in hydrogen-like tin confirms the standard model of particle physics under extremely high electric field…

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How heavy is an alpha particle?

Using the high-precision Penning trap for light ions (LIONTRAP), physicists from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, the GSI Helmholtz…

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Harnack Medal for Daniel Zajfman

The Max Planck Society honours Daniel Zajfman with the Harnack Medal in recognition of his remarkable contributions to the advancement of science and…

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The role of Ge-64 in rp-nucleosynthesis powering cosmic X-ray bursts

New nuclear physics data provide a better understanding of the properties of neutron stars. High-precision measurements of nuclear masses reveal…

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ERC Advanced Grant awarded to MPIK-group leader Sven Sturm

Priv. Doz. Dr. Sven Sturm has been awarded one of the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants in the latest round of calls for proposals by the European…

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News about the methylidine ion’s chemistry in interstellar clouds

Measurements under space conditions at the ultracold storage ring CSR of the MPI for Nuclear Physics for the first time provided reliable data on the…

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Klaus Blaum elected to the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften

Since 06.09.2022 Klaus Blaum is officially a full member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. As director at the MPI for Nuclear Physics,…

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Quantum electrodynamics tested 100 times more accurately

Using a newly developed technique, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in Heidelberg have measured the very small…

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How magnetic is helium-3?

In a joint experimental-theoretical study, physicists at the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), together with collaborators…

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Collisions with electrons cool molecular ions

Laser spectroscopic measurements on methylidene ions in the CSR using the elektron cooler

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Matter/antimatter symmetry and “antimatter clock” studied at once

In Nature, the BASE collaboration at CERN reports on the world's most accurate comparison between protons and antiprotons: The charge-to-mass ratios…

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MPIK twice among the finalists for “Breakthrough of the Year 2021“

Both the work on coherent control of nuclear excitations with suitably shaped X-ray light and the new method for sympathetic laser cooling of protons…

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Andreas Wolf receives Dieter Möhl Medal

Andreas Wolf received a Dieter Möhl Medal 2021 for “his pioneering work in the use of low energy electron coolers in merging electron beams for atomic…

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A passion for precision

The Otto Hahn Prize 2021 goes to Klaus Blaum of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. The award is endowed with 50,000 euros and…

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Revealing the secrets of an exotic nucleus

The exotic nucleus tin-100 is challenging to access experimentally, but ab initio calculations provide reliable results. This is shown by new…

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DPG Dissertation Prize for Jonas Karthein

For his PhD thesis on "Next-Generation Mass Spectrometry of Exotic Isotopes and Isomers" Dr. Jonas Karthein was awarded the Dissertation Prize of…

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In the trap: new cooling method for charged particles

For the first time, physicists have successfully implemented a new method for cooling protons using laser-cooled ions – here beryllium ions. The…

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Important measuring method of neutrino physics on the test bench

With precise mass measurements and highly accurate calculations, a team led by MPI for Nuclear Physics has now succeeded in independently testing the…

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Cooling of single ions via tank circuit coupling

Members of the group around Sven Sturm in the division of Klaus Blaum at MPIK present a novel technique that allows to efficiently cool arbitrary ions…

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Otto-Haxel-Preis for Stefan Dickopf

For his outstanding achievements and the best experimental work in his master's degree, Stefan Dickopf receives this year's Otto Haxel Prize from the…

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