Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sonia Bacca

Professional and Scientific Career

since 2017: Professor, JGU Mainz
2009-2017: Research Scientist, TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
2008-2009: Research Associate, TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
2005-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt
Feb 2005: PhD within a "Co-tutelle de These" between the University of Trento and the University of Mainz

Research Fields

Few Body Systems
Halo Nuclei
Electromagnetic Nuclear Responses
Nuclear Astrophysics

Present PhD Students

Oscar Javier Hernandez
Mirko Miorelli

Recent Publications

Electric dipole polarizability of 48Ca and implications for the neutron skin
J. Birkhan, M. Miorelli,  S. Bacca, S. Bassauer, C.A. Bertulani, G. Hagen, H. Matsubara, P. von Neumann-Cosel, T. Papenbrock, N. Pietralla, V.Yu. Ponomarev, A. Richter, A. Schwenk, A. Tamii,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 252501 (2017)

Nuclear structure corrections to the Lamb shift in 3He+ and 3H
N. Nevo Dinur, C. Ji, S. Bacca, and N. Barnea, Physics Letters B 755, 380-386 (2016)

Charge, neutron, and weak size of the atomic nucleus
G. Hagen, A. Ekstr¨om, G.R. Jansen, W. Nazarewicz, T. Papenbrock, K. A. Wendt, B. Carlsson, C. Forssen, M. Hjorth-Jensen, S. Bacca, N. Barnea, M. Miorelli, G. Orlandini, C. Drischler, K. Hebeler, J. Simonis, A. Schwenk, Nature Physics 12, 186-190 (2016)

Electric dipole polarizability from first principles calculations
M. Miorelli, S. Bacca, N. Barnea, G. Hagen, G. R. Jansen, G. Orlandini, T. Papenbrock, Phys. Rev. C 94, 034317 (2016)

Electromagnetic reactions on light nuclei
S. Bacca and S. Pastore, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 41, 123002 (2014)

Full list of publications from inSPIRE


WS 17/18

Selected Talks and Lectures

Electromagnetic response in nuclei: from few- to many-body systems Talk in plenary session at the ARIS Conference, Keystone (CO), US, May 28-June 2, 2017

Frontiers in ab-initio nuclear structure
Talk in plenary session  at the INPC, Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 11-16, 2016

Electromagnetic strengths in ab initio approaches
Talk in plenary session at  COMEX 2015,  Krakow, Poland, Sept  14-18,  2015

Nuclear giant dipole resonance'
Talk at Gordon Research Conference Photonuclear Reactions: from quarks to nuclei, Holderness School, Holderness, NH, USA, Aug 10- 15,  2014