Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sonia Bacca

Professional and Scientific Career

since 2017: Professor, JGU Mainz
2009-2017: Scientist (permanent staff), TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
2008-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
2005-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt
Feb 2005: PhD, Co-tutelle Universita' di Trento/ JGU Mainz

2019: Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Research Fields

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

Present group members

Francesca Bonaiti, PhD, 2020-present
Joanna E. Sobczyk, postdoc, 2020-present
Simone Li Muli, PhD, 2019-present
Charlie Payne, PhD, 2018-present
Dr. Bijaya Acharya, postdoc, 2017-present

Former group members

Anna Poggialini, Bsc, 2018
Dr. Johannes Simonis, postdoc, 2017-2020
Dr. Vadim Lensky, postdoc, 2018-2019
Oscar Javier Hernandez, BSc, MSc, and PhD 2013-2019
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

Recent Publications

Dispersive evaluation of the Lamb shift in muonic deuterium from chiral effective field theory
Bijaya Acharya, Vadim Lensky, Sonia Bacca, Mikhail Gorchtein, Marc Vanderhaeghen
Phys. Rev. C 103, 024001 (2021)
arXiv:2010.11155 [nucl-th]

Coulomb sum rule for 4He and 16O from coupled-cluster theory
J. E. Sobczyk, B. Acharya, S. Bacca, G. Hagen
Phys. Rev. C 102, 064312 (2020)
arXiv:2009.01761 [nucl-th]

Charge radius of the short-lived 68Ni and correlation with the dipole polarizability
S. Kaufmann, J. Simonis, S. Bacca, J. Billowes, M. L. Bissell, K. Blaum, B. Cheal, R. F. Garcia Ruiz, W. Gins, C. Gorges, G. Hagen, H. Heylen, A. Kanellakopoulos, S. Malbrunot-Ettenauer, M. Miorelli, R. Neugart, G. Neyens, W. Nörtershäuser, R. Sánchez, S. Sailer, A. Schwenk, T. Ratajczyk, L. V. Rodríguez, L. Wehner, C. Wraith, L. Xie, Z. Y. Xu, X. F. Yang, D. T. Yordanov
arXiv:2003.06353 [nucl-ex]

Neutrino-deuteron scattering: Uncertainty quantification and new \(L\)1,A constraints
Bijaya Acharya, Sonia Bacca
Phys. Rev. C 101, 015505 (2020)
arXiv:1911.12659 [nucl-th]

Probing uncertainties of nuclear structure corrections in light muonic atoms
Oscar Javier Hernandez, Chen Ji, Sonia Bacca, Nir Barnea
Phys. Rev. C 100, 064315 (2019)
arXiv:1909.05717 [nucl-th]

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)

Full list of publications from inSPIRE


SoSe 2021
Theoretische Physik 3, Quantenmechanik

WS 2020/2021
Theoretische Kernphysik

SoSe 2020
Theoretische Physik 3: Quantenmechanik

WS 2019/2020
Theoretische Kernphysik

SoSe 2019
Theoretische Physik 5: Höhere Quantenmechanik

WS 2018/2019
Theoretische Kernphysik

SS 2018
Modern topics in nuclear theory

Selected Talks and Lectures

Nuclear structure corrections in light muonic atoms
Talk in plenary session at the European Few-body conference, Surrey, UK, Sept. 3rd, 2019

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