Extending high-precision measurements towards isotopes of the heaviest elements is challenging as these are only available on an atom-at-a-time level. This demands extremely efficient and sensitive tailored ion trap and laser spectroscopy approaches at large-scale accelerators featuring highest stability for measurement times up to days. This will improve our understanding of nuclei at the limits of stability with extreme atomic number and thus our understanding of the building blocks of matter.

Tags: Fundamental Research, Nuclear Physics

Michael Block

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH

Studied Physics at University of Mainz, PhD with Prof. Werth on laser spectroscopy of calcium ions, Postdoctoral stay at GSI to work on the SHIPTRAP project on mass measurements, Postdoc at Michigan State University (NSCL) within the LEBIT project on mass measurements of radionuclides, Full professor at University of Mainz, Section leader superheavy element physics at Helmholtz Institute Mainz, Department leader superheavy element physics at GSI Helmholtzzentrum Darmstadt.

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