Susanne Kreim works as a CERN Research Fellow at the ISOLTRAP experiment at ISOLDE/CERN. She holds a fast-track stipend of the Robert-Bosch foundation. She studied physics with the German scholarship program “Cusanuswerk” in Tübingen, Boulder, and Munich, and she did her diploma thesis in quantum optics with neutral atom traps with T. Hänsch. For her Ph.D. from the University of Mainz, supervised by K. Blaum, she built a Penning-trap setup for the determination of the -factor of a single proton.
The masses of exotic nuclei must be measured or calculated very precisely to explain how they led to the formation of heavy elements.