Funding secured to strengthen links in nuclear astrophysics

Congratulations to Dr Ragandeep Singh Sidhu who has secured funding to organise a seminar in nuclear astrophysics.

Bringing together experts from around the world to engage in discussions and knowledge exchange is a key element in paving the way for progress within research science communities.

Dr Ragandeep Singh Sidhu (Chair) with Prof Philip J Woods (Co-organiser), who are based in the School’s Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, have successfully secured a grant worth €40,000 to organise a WE-Heraeus Seminar: Nuclear Astrophysics with Ion Storage Rings.

The event aims to bring together global experts, including those with experimental and theoretical backgrounds, who are engaged in various storage ring projects. The primary objective is to foster constructive discussions on the most promising avenues to maximize the impact of existing facilities and capitalise on synergies among research groups.

Scheduled for the final week of January 2024, the event will involve knowledge exchange and collaboration, paving the way for advancements in nuclear astrophysics.

Funding has been secured from the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation in Germany, a philanthropic funding foundation which supports scientific research and education, strengthens cooperation between researchers, and trains young scientists.

Dr Ragandeep Singh Sidhu commented:

I am overwhelmed to have been selected for this prestigious funding opportunity, which marks the first external funding success of my career. I am grateful for the support and recognition from Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung and I am excited to organize the British-German WE-Heraeus-Seminar on Nuclear Astrophysics with Ion Storage Rings. This grant will provide invaluable resources to bring together experts in the field and facilitate productive discussions and collaborations. I am truly honoured and motivated to make this seminar a success.