Nuclear Physics ++

Prof. Dr. Robert Roth
Institut für Kernphysik - Theoriezentrum
Schlossgartenstr. 2 - Gebäude S211
Welcome to the TNP++ web site. You will find information about the group, our research program, our teaching activities, and much more on these pages.
  • Bachelor Theses... Remote
    February 2021
    R. Roth
    The winter semester is coming to an end - it was the second semester of digital teaching/learning and home-office for the group. This is also true for the students that joined the group for their Bachelor thesis project. Over the past year we had a large number of students in the group that all did an excellent job with their thesis research under difficult conditions. Some of them never had a chance to physically work at the institute and enjoy the team in person - I hope we can make up for this in the future. A big thanks and congratulations to all of you: Paul Christians, Jonas Winter, Lisa Wagner, Cedric Wenz, Daniel Kromm, and Katharina Schröder... and welcome to all of the new students!
  • Athene Sonderpreis "Digitale Lehre" 2020
    November 2020
    R. Roth
    The Athene Sonderpreis "Digitale Lehre" 2020 was awarded to Franco Laeri and Robert Roth for establishing the TURM Observatory at the Department of Physics. We are very happy about this award and are motivated to push forward with this project... there is more to come. For more information on the Athene awards see the TU news piece. For more information on the TURM Observatory and our activities visit
  • Theoretische Physik IV... Digital Lecture
    October 2020
    R. Roth
    The winter semester 2020/21 will be the second digital semester at the TU. We are offering the statistical mechanics lecture, a.k.a. Theo. Physik IV, as an asynchronous digital lecture. There will be prerecoded videos on the individual sections of the lecture plus a weekly discussion session via Zoom. Also the exercise classes will be offered via Zoom. Definitely a new experience for all of us. You will find all the relevant information on the web page of the lecture.
  • TURM Observatory Website... Now Live
    September 2020
    R. Roth
    Finally, the web site for the TURM Observatory is online! It is only the start and we expect much more material to appear there over the coming months. Already now you can find lots of information on our instrumentation at the TURM and TURMX setups, as well as images and the status information. Visit us at:
  • Family of Chiral Interactions for Accurate Nuclear Structure Studies
    August 2020
    R. Roth
    Our latest paper on a "Family of Chiral Two- plus Three-Nucleon Interactions for Accurate Nuclear Structure Studies" has appeared in Physics Letters B. This is a real milestone for us: For the first time we have a family of chiral interactions from LO up to N3LO for three different cutoff values that reproduces experimental ground-state energies and charge radii at the same time over a wide mass range. For us, this will be a game changer for a range of nuclear structure applications... lots of work to do!
  • Review: Many-Body Perturbation Theories for Finite Nuclei
    June 2020
    R. Roth
    We have published an extensive review article on "Many-Body Perturbation Theories for Finite Nuclei" together with Alexander Tichai and Thomas Duguet in Frontiers in Physics. This review provides a detailed introduction and discussion of different versions of many-body perturbation theory applied to finite nuclei. Definitely a good starting point if you want to learn about perturbation theory in the context of nuclear structure... and it's fully open access.
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