Dieter Ackermann

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Dieter Ackermann received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, for his work on sub-barrier heavy-ion fusion. After a postdoctoral appointment at the Argonne National Laboratory (1995–1996), he held a staff scientist position at the LNL accelerator laboratories in Legnaro, Italy, from 1997 to 1999. Since early 1999 he has been a member of the superheavy element research group at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany. The focus of his activities is reaction mechanism studies in heavy-ion collision, structure of very heavy and superheavy nuclei, and the synthesis of new elements.

Nuclear Physics

Viewpoint: A 21st century Rutherford experiment

Collisions of neutron-rich helium nuclei with gold targets show how the internal arrangement of nucleons influences nuclear fusion reaction mechanisms. Read More »