Prof. emer. Gerhard Baur

Department of Physics, University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel, Switzerland

E-mail: gerhard.baur(at)


Short Biography

  • 1970: Dr. phil, Universität Basel, 'Particle-vibration coupling and the giant dipole resonance'
  • 1970-1971 PostDoc at the University of Basel
  • 1971-1974 PostDoc at the Max Planck Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1974: Guest scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • 1975-2009: Senior Scientist at the Jülich Research Centre, Jülich, Germany
  • 1982: Habilitation, Universität Basel, 'Fragmentation processes in nuclear reactions' since
  • 1993: a. o. Prof. Universität Basel


Research Summary

  • Photon-hadron and photon-photon interactions in ultraperipheral relativistic heavy ion collisions
  • Atomic physics with relativistic heavy ions
  • Indirect methods for nuclear astrophysics: Coulomb dissociation, Trojan Horse method

Selected Publications

  1. G. Baur, K. Hencken, D. Trautmann, Electron-positron pair production in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions, Phys. Rept. 453, 1 (2007).
  2. K. Hencken, G. Baur, and D. Trautmann, Transverse momentum distribution of vector mesons produced in ultraperipheral relativistic heavy ion collisions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 12303 (2006).
  3. S. Typel, G. Baur, Effective range approach and scaling laws for electromagnetic strength in neutron-halo nuclei, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 142502 (2004).
  4. G. Baur, K. Hencken, A. Aste, D. Trautmann, and S. R. Klein, Multiphoton exchange processes in ultraperipheral relativistic heavy ion collisions, Nucl. Phys. A729, 787 (2003).
  5. G. Baur, K. Hencken, and D. Trautmann, Electromagnetic dissociation as a tool for nuclear structure and astrophysics, Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 51, 487 (2003).
  6. S. Typel, G.Baur, Theory of the Trojan horse method, Annals of Physics 305, 228 (2003).
  7. G. Baur, K. Hencken, D. Trautmann, S. Sadovsky, and Y. Kharlov, Coherent gamma gamma and gamma-A interactions in very peripheral collisions at relativistic ion colliders, Phys. Rept. 364, 359 (2002).
  8. G. Baur, Multiple electron-positron pair production in relativistic heavy ion collisions: A strong field effect, Phys. Rev. A42, 5736 (1990).
  9. C. A. Bertulani, G.Baur, Electromagnetic processes in relativistic heavy ion collisions, Phys. Rept. 163, 299 (1988).
  10. G. Baur, C. A. Bertulani, H. Rebel, Coulomb dissociation as a source of information on radiative capture processes of astrophysical interest, Nucl. Phys. A458, 188 (1986).

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Prof. emer. Gerhard Baur