Collaborations in nuclear astrophysics

Congratulations to Dr Ragandeep Singh Sidhu who has secured funding and a visiting fellowship to pursue collaborations in nuclear astrophysics.

Dr Sidhu's research is situated within the realm of experimental nuclear astrophysics, focusing on the investigation of nuclear reactions transpiring within stars. He is particularly intrigued by the complex processes involved in the synthesis of chemical elements across diverse stellar environments, ranging from quiescent stars like our Sun to dynamic events like novae, supernovae, and X-ray bursts.

To explore these phenomena, he conducts experiments at international laboratories, including GSI/FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) in Germany, HZDR (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) in Germany, LNGS (Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso) in Italy, and ANL (Argonne National Laboratory) in the United States.

This visiting fellowship will now take him to the University of Notra Dame, USA, where he will collaborate with researchers in this field.

The fellowship is supported and funded by the International Research Network for Nuclear Astrophysics (IReNA) and The Royal Society. The IReNA connects interdisciplinary research networks to foster collaboration, complement and enhance research capabilities and accelerate progress in science. The Royal Society International Exchange awards support scientists based in the UK in collaborations with leading scientists overseas.