Nearly all matter that surrounds us is held in nuclei of atoms, most of which are unstable. In all, there are around 8,000 possible species of nuclides, but no more than some 3,000 of them have so far been observed. The focus of the research at the CoE is on the structure of nuclei with extreme numbers of protons or neutrons (exotic nuclei).
The CoE is made up of four teams. At the Department of Physics of the University of Jyväskylä, the teams engage in experimental and theoretical research in nuclear physics and work to develop practical applications using accelerator technology and ion beams.
At the CoE, two teams are conducting experimental research into the behaviour of nuclear ground states and excited states. The research is directly affiliated with research in nuclear astrophysics. One of the teams works to develop ion beams and new applications for them in materials and biophysics. The CoE also involves a theory group that cooperates with the other teams with a view to interpreting the research results.
The CoE uses state-of-the-art equipment, including three accelerators and the university’s Accelerator Laboratory, a large-scale, international-level infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies operating in connection with the university.
Professor Rauno Julin
University of Jyväskylä
tel. +358 14 260 2426
Site of research: University of Jyväskylä