Grant for Alaa Dbessyi
Helmholtz Postdoc Programme
Within the next three years Dr. Alaa Dbessyi receives 300 000 Euro from the Helmholtz Postdoc Programme. The nuclar physicist will use the grant to finance his research project to study the proton and neutron structure with the Panda experiment.
Dbessyi is one of 20 scientists who recently earned a PhD and get support for their start as postdocs by the Helmholtz Association. Dbessyi, so far located at the Université Paris Sud 11, changes for the project to the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), a joint venture of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
At HIM the Libanese will study theoretical and practical methods to analyze electromagnetic processes of nuclear reactions with the Panda experiment. For the project he will use data of the Chinese detector BES-III. Moreover he has plans for a special target and a calibration system for the Panda backward endcap calorimeter.
According to the Helmholtz press release, the seed capital is supposed to help the young scientists to establish themselves in their field and to enlarge their scientific expertise. In spring 2014 the next generation of scientists can apply for the Helmholtz Postdoc Programme.