Nuclear and atomic physicists and nuclear chemists of Mainz University and GSI are closely involved in the EU Innovative Training Network on Laser Ionization and Spectroscopy of Actinide Elements
Joint press release by GSI, HIM and JGU
Doctoral student Jessica Warbinek (right) together with her supervisor, Professor Michael Block (left) working on the optimization of a vacuum chamber, which she will subsequently use for her work during the upcoming experimental phase at GSI
© Jutta Leroudier / GSI
In the context of an international network funded by the European Union, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionen- forschung (GSI) are participating in the education of young postgraduate students in the fields of nuclear and atomic physics and nuclear chemistry. The goal of this Innovative Training Network (ITN) on Laser Ionization and Spectroscopy of Actinide Elements (LISA) is to decipher the structure of actinides, i.e., the heavy, mostly short-lived elements at the bottom of the periodic table, and thus put in place the prerequisite for their future use in biomedical physics, in nuclear applications, and for environmental monitoring. Members of the consortium are some of the world's leading experts in fundamental atomic and nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry. The EU is supporting the LISA project for a period of four years with a total funding worth EUR 4 million.
Actinides in the periodic table of the elements.