HGS-HIRe Lecture Week on Nuclear Structure - Spring 2012 - Kloster Höchst


April 15-20, 2012


Nuclear Structure Physics: Gamma-ray Spectroscopy


Experiment: Enrico Farnea (INFN Padova)

Theory: Carlo Barbieri (University of Surrey)


Gerhard Burau (HGS-HIRe)


  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
15.04. 16.04. 17.04. 18.04. 19.04. 20.04.
Individual Travel Lecture
Experiment I
Theory II
Experiment III
Theory III
Theory IV
10:30-11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
Theory I
Experiment II
Group Project Lecture
Experiment IV
Group Project
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Talks Social activity Talks Questions/Wrap-up and
Feedback Session
15:30-16:00 Break Break Individual Travel
Talks Talks
Checkin Group Project Group Project Group Project
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Introduction Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up


Topics Experiment (description >here (pdf))

  1. Talk: Christopher Romig; Partner: Angel Givechev
    The quest for T=0 pairing: the observation of 92Pd (Topic 1: >talk (pdf))

  2. Talk: Alina Movsesyan; Partner: Matthias Holl
    Hunting for excited states in 100Sn (Topic 2: >talk (pdf))

  3. Talk: Babak Alikhani; Partner: Mohammed Almalki
    Spectroscopy close to the "Island of Inversion" (Topic 3: >talk (pdf))

  4. Talk: Victoria Zinyuk; Partner: Andreas Köhler
    Giant and pigmy resonances (Topic 4: >talk (pdf))

  5. Talk: Tobias Habermann; Partner: Michael Reese
    Order-to-chaos transition (Topic 5: >talk (pdf))

Topics Theory (description >here (pdf))

  1. Talk: Juan Carlos Zamora Cardona; Partner: Joel Mendoza Temis
    The changing nuclear shell structure: experimental evidence and theoretical understanding (Topic 1: >talk (pdf))

  2. Talk: Leyla Atar; Partner: Michael Strecker
    Implications of three-nucleon interactions on structure and stability of nuclei (Topic 2: >talk (pdf))

  3. Talk: Christopher Bauer; Partner: Vladimir Lavrik
    Spectroscopic factors and the evolution of correlations with respect to proton-neutron asymmetry (Topic 3: >talk (pdf))

  4. Talk: Timo Bloch; Partner: Lutz Huther
    Symmetry breaking and pairing effects in Sn isotopes (Topic 4: >talk (pdf))

Practical Information


Checkin at the venue is on Sunday, April 15, in the late afternoon.
The lecture week starts on Sunday evening with an introduction session.
The scientific part of the lecture week will close on Friday afternoon.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late please contact the coordinator in advance so key pick up can be arranged.


The lecture week will be at Kloster Höchst >, Kirchberg 3, D-64739 Höchst im Odenwald
Directions can be found here >.


Travel is organized individually. You can reach the venue by public transport (train), otherwise please try to travel by car pool. Transportation costs will be reimbursed after the trip. If somebody can offer a lift (ride sharing), he/she should send an e-mail
to info@hgs-hire.de so that we can forward the information to the other participants of the lecture week.


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) should be communicated to the coordinator in advance.
Vegetarian food is available for every meal. Full board is included in the lecture week.

What to bring

Clothing: The lecture week will be very informal, so only casual attire is necessary.
Linen/towel/others: All rooms have linen and towels, no need to bring them. Please bring your soap and hair dryer (if needed).


Wireless internet access is available. Please bring your own laptop.


Each participant will contribute in a presentation. Subjects are given in due time before the lecture week (see above). The topics have been arranged by the lecturers. So the presentation will not be on your own scientific work but will be connected to the topic of the lecture week. A laptop and projector will be available. In addition a flip chart can be used. Presentation time is max. 30 minutes including discussion.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks, etc.). All meals are included.


Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the lecture week. Please ask the secretary of your official supervisor at the university for the appropriate form.


  1. Babak Alikhani
  2. Mohammed Almalki
  3. Leyla Atar
  4. Christopher Bauer
  5. Timo Bloch
  6. Juan Carlos Zamora Cardona
  7. Martha Liliana Cortes
  8. Angel Givechev
  9. Giulia Guastalla
  10. Tobias Habermann
  11. Matthias Holl
  12. Lutz Huther
  13. Andreas Köhler
  14. Vladimir Lavrik
  15. Alina Movsesyan
  16. Joel Mendoza Temis
  17. Michael Reese
  18. Christopher Romig
  19. Michael Strecker
  20. Victoria Zinyuk
  21. Carlo Barbieri
  22. Enrico Farnea
  23. Gerhard Burau
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