IMP & MPIK to Strengthen Co-op in Nuclear Physics Research
Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 2 to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Max-Planck Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) at Heidelberg Germany.
Professor XIAO Guoqing, director of IMP and Prof. Klaus Blaum, director of MPIK signed the MoU representing the two institutes at Lanzhou.
The MoU will be valid until the year of 2014. Both sides reached R&D projects on joint research and development on rare isotope research and development programs, discretionary R&D affiliated with rare isotope technologies, Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) and atomic physics related research, theory, or experimentation, and the ion–atom/molecule collision dynamics with imaging techniques. Both parties will upgrade the ion storage capabilities at IMP (LPT/CSRe), according to the MoU.
MPIK is one of Max-Planck Institute of Nuclear Physics, which is a German non-profit research organization and has no legal capacity of its own, and operated by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.
Over the years, IMP has a long-term relationship with MPIK under the Cooperation Framework of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Max Planck, specifically in such research areas as nuclear theory and atomic physics. In recent years, along the deepening of bilateral exchange of scientists, the areas of cooperation have been expanded and the level of cooperation and exchange has been increased.