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  • I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University, member of the Nuclear Theory Group, and bridge faculty associated with the FRIB Theory Alliance.
  • My research focuses on understanding the force that binds protons and neutrons together into atomic nuclei. It addresses fundamental questions (in particular, what governs the matter that we and the world are made of?) by solving concrete, practical problems. I am especially interested in aspects that are universal in the sense that they apply to very different systems—not limited to nuclear physics—at the same time.
  • My work is centered around the development and application of effective field theories and ranges from formal aspects of quantum few-body systems to applied nuclear few-body calculations. Understanding the nuclear force in such a systematic way is relevant for nuclear astrophysics as well as for analysing current and future experiments that study nuclear structure and reactions.

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E-Mail: skoenig@ncsu.edu

Profiles: NCSU Physics, INSPIRE, ORCID, Google Scholar