In 2021, 20 researchers have been awarded this distinction, including Michael Bender from IP2I, to whom we express our congratulations.
Michael Bender has been a member of the IP2I theory team since 2016, where he conducts research in the field of theoretical low-energy nuclear physics. He is interested in the structure of heavy and super-heavy, stable and exotic nuclei, low-energy excitations, coexistence and shape mixing, rotational bands, layered structure, pairing correlations and large-amplitude collective motions. To describe these phenomena, he uses the so-called “energy density functional” methods and has contributed to the development of self-consistent methods with symmetry breaking, the generating coordinate method and symmetry restoration techniques.
- M. Bender, K. Rutz, P.-G. Reinhard, J. A. Maruhn, and W. Greiner. Shell structure of superheavy nuclei in self-consistent mean-field models, Phys. Rev. C, 1999, 60: 034304
- M. Bender, W. Nazarewicz, and P.-G. Reinhard. Shell stabilization of super- and hyperheavy nuclei without magic gaps, Phys. Lett. B, 2001, 515: 42-48
- Self-consistent mean-field models for nuclear structure M. Bender, P.-H. Heenen, and P.-G. Reinhard. Rev. Mod. Phys., 2003, 75: 121-180.
- M. Bender, G. F. Bertsch, and P.-H. Heenen. Global study of quadrupole correlation effects, Phys. Rev. C, 2006, 73: 034322
- T. Lesinski, M. Bender, K. Bennaceur, T. Duguet, and J. Meyer. The tensor part of the Skyrme energy density functional. Spherical nuclei, Phys. Rev. C, 2007, 76: 014312
- M. Bender and P.-H. Heenen. Configuration mixing of angular-momentum and particle-number projected triaxial HFB states using the Skyrme energy density functional, Phys. Rev. C, 2008, 78: 024309