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Dear visitor,
Welcome to the website of the nuclear spectroscopy group of the KU Leuven.
The research covered by our group deals with experimental studies of exotic nuclei to unravel details about the strong interaction that keeps protons and neutrons together in the nucleus. The experiments are performed at different large scale facilities like ISOLDE at CERN and S3-SPIRAL2 at GANIL. To find out more about our team and our research projects, please browse to the different items.


Our Group


The Nuclear Spectroscopy group is led by Mark Huyse, Piet Van Duppen and Riccardo Raabe and includes around 15 members. Read more...

The group hosts an advanced ERC grant for research and development studies of a novel project on laser spectroscopy (HELIOS) and a consolidator ERC grant for spectroscopy studies of exotic nuclei in a magnetic active target (SPECMAT).

Experimental Facilities


Our local efforts are focused on different international facilities. Read more...



From halo nuclei to the trans-lead region, from neutron deficient to neutron rich, our group spans the whole nuclear chart with various techniques. Read more...

Published theses

The most recent Ph.D. & Master theses from members of our group are available here.


A list of publications by our group is availbale here.