Prof. emer. Ingo Sick

Professor emeritus in experimental physics

Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstr. 82
4056 Basel

Office 0.3
T +41 (0)61 2073741
Email: ingo.sick(at)


Administrative assistants 
Barbara Kammermann & Astrid Kalt
T +41 (0)61 2073687
F +41 (0)61 2073784


Short biography

Ingo Sick obtained his PhD in 1967 at the University of Basel (Prof. P. Huber, E. Baumgartner). He then went as a postdoc to Stanford University (Prof. R. Hofstadter). From 1970-1972 he was research associate at the CEN Saclay in France. He started in 1973 as postdoc at Basel University. During the year 1976-1977 he took a sabbatical at the Stanford Linear Accelerator. From 1978-1983 he was group leader in Basel, in 1983 he became professor in experimental physics. From 1993-2005 he had the position of a full professor at the University of Basel. Since 2005, he is emeritus professor.



  • T.W.Bonner Prize of the American Physical Society
  • Doctor Honoris Causa Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, Holland
  • Wissenschaftspreis Stadt Basel


Areas of interest

  • Nuclear and nucleon structure investigated using high-energy electron beams
  • Structure of light nuclei
  • Nucleon-nucleon interaction investigated via N-N scattering
  • Non-nucleonic degrees of freedom of light nuclei investigated via electromagnetic processes

Selected Publications

Ingo Sick has published ∼300 articles in refereed journals. Some review papers are listed below:

  1. Elastic magnetic electron scattering from nuclei, T.W. Donnelly and I. Sick, Rev. Mod. Phys. 56 (1984) 461-566
  2. Independent particle motion and correlations in fermion systems, V.R. Pandharipande, I. Sick, P.K.A. deWitt-Huberts, Rev. Mod. Phys. 69 (1997) 981-992
  3. Elastic electron scattering from light nuclei, I. Sick, Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 47 (2001) 245-318
  4. Inclusive quasielastic electron-nucleus scattering, O. Benhar, D. Day, I. Sick Rev. Mod. Phys. 80 (2008) 189-224

Prof. emer. Ingo Sick