Program area A - Strong interactions and precision nuclear structure
In research area A, we will address the central questions:
How does the nuclear chart emerge from chiral EFT?
Will our understanding of nuclear forces pass the test of novel precision measurements?
To answer these questions, we will investigate key facets of nuclei across the nuclear landscape. This includes unique experimental precision tests in light nuclei and systematic ab initio calculations based on chiral EFT interactions, experiments that shed light on the electromagnetic structure of medium-mass nuclei, advanced many-body calculations of how the properties of medium-mass, open-shell nuclei emerge from nuclear forces, experimental and theoretical explorations of halo nuclei and their universal aspects, milestone discoveries of multi-neutron resonances beyond the dripline, and new electromagnetic properties of collective excitations in medium-heavy nuclei.