Michael Block to be Professor in Mainz
Michael Block works at the experiment setup SHIPTRAP at GSI. With his team he precisely measures atomic and nuclear properties of the heaviest elements. His work with penning traps won him the Flerov Award in 2013. In April 2013 the university of Mainz offered him a W3 professorship (salary grade science 3) in cooperation with GSI. Now he is following the appointment. In Winter 2014/2015 he will take office and hold first lectures. In the course of these events he will become head of "Superheavy Elements Physics" at GSI and at the Helmholtz Institute Mainz.
Michael Block studied physics at the Johannes Gutenberg University until 1997. After that he did his PhD and then came to the GSI „Atomic Physics" department as postdoc. There he became project leader of the SHIPTRAP experiment. After a two year research stay in the USA he returned to GSI and became deputy head of the „Superheavy Elements Physics" at GSI. He participates in measuring programs at the University Mainz, the Helmholtz Institute Mainz and at several GSI experiments.