GRETA Science Case

The scientific case for the full 4π GRETA has been spelled out in the GRETA White Paper, submitted as input to the August 2014 Low-Energy Community Town Meeting. The physics cases span the nuclear chart from the detailed measurements in the lightest isotopes at the edge of stability where nucleons are barely bound, to the very heaviest elements.

GRETA Physics: Across the Nuclear Chart

Selected examples from the GRETA scientific case are highlighted across the nuclear chart below. Click on the links below to learn more.

  1. How does subatomic matter organize itself and what phenomena emerge?

  2. How did visible matter come into being and how does it evolve?

  3. Are the fundamental interactions that are basic to the structure of matter fully understood?

  4. How can the knowledge and technological progress provided by nuclear physics best be used to benefit society?