Project area A - Strong interactions and precision nuclear structure
In project 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?
The projects are
structured along the nuclear chart as shown in the figure below, which also summarizes the strong
connections and synergies of the projects
A01-A08 within this project area. To answer
these questions, we will investigate key facets
of nuclei across the nuclear landscape, advancing laser spectroscopy, gamma spectroscopy, and neutron detection beyond the
current limits. This includes unique experimental precision tests in light nuclei, systematic
ab initio calculations based on EFT interactions, experiments that shed light on the
electromagnetic structure of medium-mass nuclei, novel many-body developments to understand
how the properties of medium-mass to heavy nuclei emerge from nuclear forces, explorations of
halo nuclei and their reactions in Halo EFT, discoveries of resonant states and understanding shell evolution
towards the neutron drip line, as well as new explorations of collective excitations in medium-heavy nuclei.