Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

University of Basel, Switzerland

The Department of Physics at University of Basel studies nuclear reactions, nucleosynthesis, supernovae, compact binary mergers, and galactic evolution.

Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics activities range from nuclear physics issues (e.g. cross section predictions for strong and weak interaction processes and properties of nuclei far from stability) to numerical simulations of explosive astrophysical events (e.g. supernovae , X-ray bursts, and binary neutron star mergers). A major focus exists on nucleosynthesis contributions of these objects to galactic evolution.

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ChETEC contacts:

  • Friedrich-K. Thielemann (f-k.thielemann[at]
  • Thomas Rauscher (Thomas.rauscher[at]
  • Matthias Liebendörfer (Matthias.liebendoerfer[at]