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

Many Body Systems
Few Body Systems
Halo Nuclei
Electromagnetic Nuclear Responses
Nuclear Astrophysics

Present Group and Alumni

Simone Li Muli, PhD, 2019-present
Charlie Payne, PhD, 2018-present
Oscar Javier Hernandez, BSc, MSc, and PhD, 2013-present
Anna Poggialini, Bsc, 2018-present
Dr. Vadim Lenskiy, postdoc, 2018-present
Dr. Bijaya Acharya, postdoc, 2017-present
Dr. Johannes Simonis, postdoc, 2017-present
Sebastian Horvart, undergrad, 2018, now MSc in Vienna
Marcin Kalinowski, undergrad, 2018, now MSc in Warsaw
Mirko Miorelli, MSc, PhD, 2013-2018, now data scientist in Vancouver
Dr. Nir Nevo Dinur, postdoc, 2016-2019, now in Israel
Dr. Noemi Rocco, postdoctoral visiting scholar, Summer 2016, now postdoc at FNAL/ANL
Dr. Chen Ji, postdoc, 2012-2015, Now Assistant Professor at Central China Normal University, China
Tianrui Xu, undergrad 2015-2016, now PhD in Berkley, USA
Dr. Rishi Sharma, postdoc, 2012-2013, Now Assistant Professor at TIFR, India
Michael Desrochers, undergrad and BSc 2012-2014
Raymond Goerke, undergrad and BSc 2009-2010
Alexander Smith, undergrad, 2009
Katy Hally, undergrad, 2008-2009 (co-supervised with A. Schwenk)
Sarah Porteboeuf, undergrad 2005 (co-supervised with H. Feldmeier)
Javier Tarrio Barreiro, undergrad 2005 (co-supervised with H. Feldmeier)

Recent Publications

Zemach moments and radii of 2,3H and 3,4He
N. Nevo Dinur, O.J. Hernandez, S. Bacca, N. Barnea, C. Ji, S. Pastore, M. Piarulli and R.B. Wiringa
Phys. Rev. C 99, 034004 (2019)

Ab initio calculation of nuclear structure corrections in muonic atoms
C. Ji, S. Bacca, N. Barnea, O.J. Hernandez, N. Nevo Dinur
J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 45 (2018) 093002

Computing the dipole polarizability of 48Ca with increased precision
M. Miorelli, S. Bacca, G. Hagen, T. Papenbrock
Phys. Rev. C 98, 014324 (2018)

The deuteron-radius puzzle is alive: A new analysis of nuclear structure

O.J. Hernandez, A. Ekstrom, N. Nevo Dinur, C. Ji, S. Bacca, and N. Barnea
Phys. Lett. B 778, 377-383 (2018)

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 \(μ\)3He+ and \(μ\)3H
N. Nevo Dinur, C. Ji, S. Bacca, and N. Barnea
Physics Letters B 755, 380-386 (2016)
arXiv:1512.05773 [nucl-th]

Neutron and weak-charge distributions of the 48Ca 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, A. Schwenk, J. Simonis
Nature Physics 12, 186-190 (2016)
arXiv:1509.07169v1 [nucl-th]

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)
arXiv:1604.05381 [nucl-th]

Electromagnetic reactions on light nuclei
S. Bacca and S. Pastore
J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 41, 123002 (2014)
arXiv:1407.3490 [nucl-th]

Full list of publications from inSPIRE


SoSe 2019
Theoretische Physik 5: Höhere Quantenmechanik
Vorlesung/Übung; 6 Semesterwochenstunden
Mo, 10:00 - 12:00; Mi, 10:00-12:00 Raum: Lorentz-Raum
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sonia Bacca

WS 2018/2019
Theoretische Kernphysik
Vorlesung/Übung; 4 Semesterwochenstunden
Mi, 08:00-10:00; Do, 12:00-14:00; Raum: Minkowski-Raum
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sonia Bacca

SS 2018
Modern topics in nuclear theory
Blockkurs, wohl 07.05.-01.06.; Terminvereinbarung: 16.04., 08:30
Mo, 08:30-10:30 und Mi, 08:30-10:30; Raum: HIM 3rd floor Meeting Room
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sonia Bacca

Selected Talks and Lectures

Nuclear dipole response function by ab initio theory
Talk in plenary session at the NN2018 conference, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 6th, 2018

Electromagnetic response in nuclei: from few- to many-body systems
Talk at the 53rd Zakopane Conference on Nuclear Physics, Zakopane, Poland, Aug 27th, 2018

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