Current research in Atomic, Subatomic, and Astrophysics
The research focuses on experimental and theoretical research on the atomic nucleus and the multifaceted interaction between nucleons. The experimental research is conducted at international accelerator facilities, with the use of large gamma-ray and particle detector system. Detector development is conducted in strategic research projects, such as dvanced Gamma Tracking Array (AGATA), and for applications in medical technology.
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
The astroparticle physics group conducts research on the high-energy universe through the study of X- and gamma-radiation and cosmic rays. Current research concerns gamma-ray bursts, cosmic rays and related dark matter searches, and emission mechanisms from compact objects. The focus is on design and development of strategic satellite- and balloon-borne instrumentation, as well as on the analysis and astrophysical interpretation of the data obtained with these instruments.
Applied Atomic and Molecular Physics
The research is focused on, using techniques from atomic and molecular physics, the development of new applications, mainly in fusion plasma diagnostics. The aim is to gain knowledge of the hot fusion plasma properties with these new tools. While studying basic atomic and molecular processes with use of synchrotron radiation as excitation source.