Kruecken Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Congratulations to Dr. Reiner Kruecken, who has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The number of elected fellows each year is very limited, so this is a prestigious recognition. He is also the only elected fellow from Canada this year.

He is recognized "[f]or use of gamma-ray spectroscopy techniques to advance the understanding of the evolution of collectivity and shell structure in nuclei, from the phenomena of super-deformation and magnetic rotation to probing magic numbers, shape-transitions and shape-coexistence."

Reiner's main area of research is the modifications to shell structure in atomic nuclei. Other topics of research include nuclear astrophysics (explosive nucleosynthesis), neutrinoless double beta decay, and properties of vector mesons in hot dense nuclear matter. He has been involved in many large international collaborative projects at TRIUMF, RIKEN, GSI Darmstadt, and CERN.

Reiner is also the Deputy Director of TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre. You can read this interview to learn more about him and his work.

Congratulations again Reiner!

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