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Humboldt Research Award for Professor Wick Haxton



Professor Wick Haxton from the University of California, Berkeley, was awarded with the Humboldt Research Award. This allows him to spend eight months researching at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung.

Haxton receives the research award for his great contributions to theoretical nuclear physics. With this award the Alexander von Humboldt foundation enables excellent scientists to carry out a research project at a foreign institute, in this case GSI and the Extreme Matter Institute (EMMI). At the USA partner institution associated with EMMI - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Haxton is a Senior Faculty Scientist in the Nuclear Science Division. „At GSI and EMMI supernovae, quark gluon plasmas and theoretical simulations of these astrophysical phenomenons are investigated. These are exactly the research topics I am interested in“, Haxton says. At GSI he plans to work with colleagues to better understand astrophysical phenomena ranging from nucleosynthesis in supernova explosions to the nuclear physics of dark matter detection. „Additionally at GSI I can meet many of my German friends.“

„We are very proud to welcome an Humboldt award winner here at GSI“, says Professor Peter Braun-Munzinger who recommended Haxton for the award. „The intensive collaboration with Professor Haxton promises interesting results.“

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Wick Haxton was awarded with the Humboldt Research Award.
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