PhD Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics
The project NEXT – Neutron-rich EXotic nuclei produced in multi-nucleon Transfer reactions recently received funding through an ERC starting grant. PI of the grant is Julia Even, Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. The project will be embedded within the Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity (VSI) at the University of Groningen.
Within the project, a new solenoid-based spectrometer for multi-nucleon transfer reactions coupled to a MultiReflection Time-of-Flight MassSpectrometer (MR ToF MS) will be designed and build in order to study neutron-rich heavy nuclei. The new setup will be installed at the AGOR cyclotron facility in Groningen. AGOR is a superconducting K=600 MeV cyclotron for the acceleration of both light and heavy ions.
The aims of the project are the discovery of new isotopes in the transfermium region and to study the fission half-lives of these isotopes. Furthermore, NEXT will give access to the masses of N=126 nuclei and transfermium isotopes.
For the project, we are currently looking for an enthusiastic PhD student. You should have an interest in technical development and building new experimental equipment.