FAIR-GENCO Awards 2021


Recently, the annual meeting of the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) took place via videoconference. Part of the event — as every year — was the presentation of the Young Scientist Award as well as the admission of new members. The special colloquium "Ode to projectile fragmentation" was given by Professor Marek Pfuetzner from the University of Warsaw.

The FAIR-GENCO Young Scientist Award went to Dr. Ruben de Groote, who received his PhD in 2017 at the University in Leuven, Belgium, and is currently conducting research in laser spectroscopy of exotic atomic nuclei in Jyväskylä, Finland. The Young Scientist Award is bestowed annually by the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community to outstanding young researchers working in the field of experimental or theoretical nuclear physics or chemistry. The winners are selected by an international jury. It is endowed with 1,000 euros and is awarded during the NUSTAR annual meeting.

With the Membership Award, the GENCO community honored the following new members:

  • Dr. Anu Kankainen (University of Jyväskylä) for her research on exotic atomic nuclei using mass spectrometry and its applications in nuclear astrophysics to better understand stellar and explosive nucleosynthesis.
  • Dr. Takehiko Saito (RIKEN and GSI) for his pioneering achievements in the production and study of hypernuclei in heavy ion reactions and the discoveries of electrically neutral nuclei.
  • Prof. Dr. Achim Schwenk (TU Darmstadt) for his outstanding theoretical work in the field of nuclear physics and his excellent contributions also to experimental work, as well as being a driving force behind many new developments at GSI.
  • Dr. Kathrin Wimmer (IEM-CSIC Madrid) for her remarkable results on the study of the shell structure of unstable atomic nuclei far from the valley of stability, and new methodological developments for experiments dealing with the investigation of the structure of very short-lived atomic nuclei at the Super-FRS at FAIR. (CP)
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