Wiescher receives prestigious Wolfson Fellowship of the British Royal Society

Author: Janet Weikel


Profesor Michael Wiescher, Freimann Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics (ISNAP) at the University of Notre Dame and founding director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) received the prestigious Wolfson Fellowship of the British Royal Society. Wiescher will serve as a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh to expand on a collaborative European research effort in nuclear astrophysics. This award will advance the role of the Notre Dame Nuclear Science Laboratory (NSL) by participating in the collaborative research efforts between the University of Edinburg and European research initiatives such as the INFN-MV accelerator at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory in Italy, the CryRing at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt Germany, as well as at the FRANZ neutron beam facility of the University of Frankfurt. These large scale international collaboration initiatives between US and European institutions have been developed through the NSF funded International Nuclear Astrophysics Research Network IReNA, with Wiescher as one of the Principal Investigators.