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September 3, 2020
The balance of tin
The complexity of the atomic nucleus reflects a multi-component character of the « nuclear force » that holds protons and neutrons together. Proper separation and characterization of each of these components represents a challenge for both theoretical and experimental nuclear structure studies.…
schematic representation of peptide bond formation in ion-cluster collisions
August 6, 2020
Formation of polypeptide in the collision of an α–particle with a cluster of amino acids
The emergence of life on Earth can be related to the delivery of prebiotic molecules formed in space. Indeed the observation of more than 200 molecules in the interstellar medium and the detection of complex organic molecules around Saturn moons…
June 24, 2020
Claude Détraz (1938-2020) A committed and visionary physicist of the European science
  Claude Détraz, born on March 20, 1938 in Albi (Tarn), France. An alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, he started his research career at the CNRS in 1962 studying atomic nuclei. Claude Détraz was a great visionary and scientist…
IPAC 2020
June 2, 2020
GANIL hosts the first virtual IPAC conference
GANIL hosted the annual IPAC conference in GANIL but not physically in Caen but "virtually" (due the pandemic conditions). This first virtual conference was "attended " by 3000 people from the world wide accelerator community, representing around 300 institutions/laboratories. The…
February 7, 2020
Convenient location of a near-threshold proton-emitting resonance in 11B
Nuclear clustering is arguably one of the most mysterious nuclear phenomena. Numerous examples of cluster-like weakly-bound and unbound states in light nuclei can be found in the proximity of particle decay thresholds. These include the ground state of the Borromean…
July 11, 2019
Administrative authorization for the commissioning of SPIRAL2 facility at GANIL
On 8th July, the French nuclear safety authority gave the administrative authorization to start up the full SPIRAL2 facility at GANIL. This opens the way for the various steps involved in the commissioning of the accelerator, eventually leading to the…
July 11, 2019
The 2019 experimental campaign with the cyclotrons continues at GANIL: new experimental challenges
The 2019 GANIL experimental campaign was marked by the first use of unique combinations of several new high-performance detectors. Thanks to the state-of-art instrumentation and beam developments for radioactive ion beams, new challenging experiments are being performed by international collaborations.…
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March 28, 2019
Call for proposals of nuclear physics experiments at GANIL
The next meeting of the GANIL Program Advisory Committee (PAC) will take place between the middle of September and the middle of October 2019, at GANIL. The deadline for submission of the proposals is May 30th 2019 (14:00 CET). More information on: https://www.ganil-spiral2.eu/en/scientists/running-an-experiment-in-ganil/proposing-an-experiment/call-for-proposals-xpgan/
January 30, 2019
Portes ouvertes du GANIL le 16 mars 2019
Le GANIL ouvrira ses portes au public le 16 mars prochain. Les visiteurs seront guidés dans les coulisses des installations uniques du GANIL et de SPIRAL2 et pourront découvrir les instruments de recherche de pointe utilisés par les scientifiques. Les…
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January 17, 2019
2019 GANIL Scientific Council
The next GANIL-SPIRAL2 Scientific Council will be held on Monday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 22nd, at GANIL. The members of the Scientific Council will review the current status of the accelerators and the present and upcoming instrumentation. A selection…