Michael Wiescher Receives British Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship

Michael Wiescher

Michael Wiescher, University of Notre Dame

Michael Wiescher, Freimann Professor of Physics and director of the Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics (ISNAP) at the University of Notre Dame and founding director of JINA, received the prestigious Wolfson Fellowship of the British Royal Society. Wiescher will serve as a visiting professor at the University of Edin- burgh to expand on a collaborative European research effort in nuclear astrophysics. This award will advance the role of the Notre Dame Nuclear Science Laboratory (NSL) by participating in the collaborative research efforts between the University of Edin- burg and European research initiatives such as the INFN-MV accelerator at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory in Italy, the CryRing at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt Germany, as well as at the FRANZ neutron beam facility of the University of Frankfurt. These large scale international collaboration initiatives between US and European institutions have been developed through the NSF-funded International Research Network for Nuclear Astrophysics IReNA, with Wiescher as one of the Principal Investigators.