Experimental Astrophysics

The research group Experimental Astrophysics resides at the Institute for Applied Physics at the Department of Physics (FB 13) of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main . Experiments in nuclear astrophysics are the research focus of the group, in particular the puzzle of the origin of the elements. Most elements were and still are produced during the different stages of stellar evolution. A detailed understanding of the nucleosynthesis processes allows deep insights into the stellar interiors, which are not possible otherwise. One of the requirements is the quantitative knowledge of a number of nuclear reactions under stellar conditions.

Current projects are the development and comissioning of the Frankfurt Neutron Source - FRANZ - at the Goethe University Frankfurt and development projects within the R3B collaboration at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH.

Further information can be found on the various exp-astro pages or in a short interview (german), by a courtesy of the Physik online team.