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Nukleare Astrophysik

Prof. Shawn Bishop


Our group works on a number of research projects on nuclear astrophysics, chemical evolution of the universe, as well as synthesis of nuclear physics, astronomy and stellar theory.


James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München

Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der Arbeitsgruppe

Professorinnen und Professoren

Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter

Lehrangebot der Arbeitsgruppe

Lehrveranstaltungen mit Beteiligung der Arbeitsgruppe

Titel und Modulzuordnung
Experimental Physics 2 in English
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 2 Bishop, S. Do, 14:00–16:00, PH HS1
Nuclear Astrophysics
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 4 Bishop, S. Mo, 10:30–12:00, PH 2024
Di, 16:00–17:30, PH 2024
Advanced Seminar Astro-Particle Physics "Nuclei in the Cosmos"
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
HS 2 Bishop, S. Diehl, R. Greiner, J. Hillebrandt, W. Janka, H. … (insgesamt 7) Mi, 16:00–17:00
FOPRA-Versuch 85: Relative Altersbestimmung von Sternhaufen mit Hilfe von Farben-Helligkeits-Diagrammen
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
PR 1 Bishop, S.
Mitwirkende: Stockinger, G.
Seminar zu aktuellen Fragen der Hadronen und Kernphysik
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 2 Bishop, S. Fabbietti, L. Friese, J. Gernhäuser, R. Mi, 09:15–11:00, PH 2024
Seminar zur Erforschung exotischer Kerne
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 2 Friese, J. Gernhäuser, R.
Leitung/Koordination: Bishop, S.
Mi, 11:00–12:00, PH 2024

Ausgeschriebene Angebote für Abschlussarbeiten an der Arbeitsgruppe

Development of a Multi-Channel Plate Time of Flight system for the European Recoil separator for Nuclear Astrophysics (ERNA)

Novae are the result of a thermonuclear runaway (TNR) on the surface of a white dwarf star, resulting in a cataclysmic explosion and the synthesis of new elements (nucleosynthesis) up to calcium. They are also likely the source of the 6,7Li budget of the universe. The nuclear reactions which occur in the TNR involve proton capture on stable and short-lived radioative nuclei. These reactions all occur at kinetic energies well below the Coulomb barrier, meaning the reation cross sections are very small.. As a result, directly measuring their reaction rates requires creative experimental facilities with high beam intensities and extremely high background suppression.

The European Recoil separator for Nuclear Astrophysics (ERNA) in Castera, Italy, is a unique European facility designed for the direct measurements of astrophysically important thermonuclear reaction rates, satisfying the requirements of high beam intensity and high background suppression. We are now actively dveloping a scientific program at ERNA to measure nova thermonuclear reaction rates, starting with the 33S + p --> 34Cl + γ reaction, which is important for understanding the isotopic ratios of 32,33,34S in presolar grains (star dust trapped in meteorites) and gamma-ray astronomy. As part of this development, a new time of fight (TOF) detector system is planned for installation at ERNA to enhance background suppression and discrimination of fusion events.

Development of this TOF system will occur jointly at the ERNA facility itself and locally at TUM, using beams from the 14 MV tandem accelerator of the Maier-Leibnitz laboratory. Succesful development of the TOF system for a masters degree would be naturally followed by a doctoral project of measuring the 33S(p,γ)34Cl thermonuclear reaction rate at the ERNA facility.

geeignet als
  • Masterarbeit Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik
Themensteller(in): Shawn Bishop

Abgeschlossene und laufende Abschlussarbeiten an der Arbeitsgruppe

Development of a Multichannel Plate Time of Flight Detector System
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Shawn Bishop
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