Haik Simon

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Haik Simon received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, where he studied the nuclear structure of light exotic ions. After a postdoctoral appointment at CERN (1998–2000), he returned to TU Darmstadt as a scientist, and in 2003 became a member of the nuclear reaction and astrophysics research group at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. His main research activities include studies with light exotic systems at and beyond the drip-line, and the planning of an electron-ion collider experiment (ELISe) at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR).

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 »