FAIR GENCO Award for Dr. Moritz Pascal Reiter
GENCO membership for Professor Dolores Cortina-Gil and Professor Andrey Popeko
This year, Dr. Moritz Pascal Reiter from the II. Physikalisches Institut of the Justus Liebig University in Gießen received the FAIR GENCO Award for young scientists. The award is sponsored by the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) and endowed with 1,000 Euro. The bestowal by GENCO president Professor Christoph Scheidenberger and vice-president Professor Wolfram Korten took place in February in a special colloquium in the framework of the yearly GENCO meeting at FAIR and GSI. Every year, the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) presents its Young Scientist Award to a young researcher at the beginning of their scientific career. The international GENCO jury, composed of seven renowned nuclear scientists, elects the winner in a competitive procedure, where several candidates, working in theory or experiment, are evaluated. Furthermore two scientists were honored with a GENCO Membership Award.
Dr. Moritz Pascal Reiter received the FAIR GENCO Award for his impressive research achievements in the areas of nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure physics. He used a multiple-reflection time-of-flight mass spectrometer, which he implemented at the TITAN experiment at the Canadian research facility TRIUMF in Vancouver. It is a game-changer, opening-up multiple new venues for exciting mass measurements, especially on very short-lived nuclei. Already in the first two years of operation, about 200 isotopes could be studied.
The two scientists assigned with the GENCO Membership Award are: