New constraints on theoretical nuclear models will help to determine the astrophysical site of the rapid neutron capture process One of the longstanding open problems in physics is the quest to understand how the elements on the periodic table are… Read More ›
Nuclear reactions in exploding stars
Astrophysical reactions that are almost impossible to measure can now be studied in the laboratory The field of Nuclear Astrophysics is an exciting field that brings together scientists from many different communities: Stellar Observers, astrophysics modellers, meteorite experts, nuclear experimentalists… Read More ›
Top 5 Most Read in 2016
We look back at the articles which were most popular with our readers in the last 12 months.
Image of the week: nuclear processes in the universe
Nuclear reactions in stars are the powerhouses of the universe, and its these same processes that create the elements. Understanding these processes is one of the core aims in the field of nuclear astrophysics – something that our recent interview… Read More ›
The CRESST experiment: an interview with dark matter hunters
Dr Florian Reindl and Dr Moritz v. Sivers tell us about the hunt for dark matter and rare nuclear decays using ultra-sensitive detectors.
What is nuclear astrophysics?
Professor Hendrik Schatz talks to us about the field that shapes the understanding of everything we see in the night sky and the planet we live on.