Department of Physics and Astronomy

Research projects

The research activities of the Nuclear Physics divisions are briefly described below. For further information regarding the different projects please click on the images.


The PANDA experiment at FAIR in Germany will utilize the annihilation of antiprotons to look for exotic particles like glueballs and hybrids and has a broad physics program to study fundamental features of the strong interaction.
Contact person: Tord Johansson


WASA is a 4π detector system at the COoler SYnchrotron COSY at Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany. It uses a pellet target and the high quality polarised and unpolarised proton and deuteron beams available at COSY. Experiments focus on studies of fundamental symmetries and symmetry breaking mechanisms, particularly in rare decays of light mesons (π0, η), and on hadron spectroscopy.
Contact person: Magnus Wolke


KLOE-2 detector is operating at the improved DAFNE e+e- collider of the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy. The KLOE-2 physics program includes studies on neutral kaon quantum interferometry, precise tests of lepton flavour violation and measurements of rare Ks, η and η' decays.
Contact person: Andrzej Kupsc


The Beijing Spectrometer (BES) III detector is a 4π detector facility located at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC) II in Beijing, China. Data taking started in 2009 and the physics program includes studies of charmonium, charmed and lighter hadrons and of tau leptons.
Contact person: Karin Schönning

Theoretical Hadron Physics

Calculations of electromagnetic form factors and spin properties of hadrons to explore the intrinsic structure of hadrons and to provide input for high-precision standard-model predictions. The mathematical tools include effective field theories and dispersion theory.
Contact person: Stefan Leupold

Nuclear Structure

The research is focused on studies of the structure of exotic nuclei far from stability. Experiments are performed at GANIL in France, LNL-INFN in Italy and at GSI in Germany. The primary instruments used are the gamma-ray spectrometer AGATA and the neutron detector arrays Neutron Wall and NEDA.
Contact person: Johan Nyberg