Prof. Dr. Shawn Bishop

Prof. Dr. Shawn Bishop

Physik Department E12
Technische Universität München
James-Franck-Straße 1
D-85748 Garching

Office:   2013, Floor 1
Tel:     +49 (0)89 289 12437
Fax:    +49 (0)89 289 12435
Email:   Shawn Bishop


  • Nuclear Astrophysics I
    • Stellar Structure and Astronomical Observations; their connection to Nuclear Reaction Rates
  • Nuclear Astrophysics II
    • Advanced Stellar Evolution, Explosive Nucleosynthesis, and their connection to Nuclear Experiments
  • Experimental Physics in English I (First Semester)
  • Experimental Physics in English II (Second Semester)
  • Nuclei in the Comos Student Seminar Course
    • Student Advisor


  • Measurement of nuclear reaction rates for hydrostatic and explosive nucleosynthesis
    • Nuclear Cross Sections
    • Nuclear Reaction Yield Measurements
    • Transfer Reactions
    • Doppler Shift Lifetime Measurements
    • Coulomb Dissociation
    • Nuclear Masses
  • Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
    • Search for Supernova-produced 60Fe in the fossil record


P. Ludwig, S. Bishop et al., Time-resolved 2-million-year-old supernova activitydiscovered in Earth’s microfossil record, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science USA 113, 9232-9237 (2016); doi: 10.1073/pnas.1601040113

C. Fry et al., Discovery of 34g,mCl(p,γ)35Ar resonances activated at classical nova temperatures, Phys. Rev. C 91, 015803 (2015); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.91.015803

P. Ludwig et al., Characterization of primary and secondary magnetite in marine sediment by combining chemical and magnetic unmixing techniques, Global and Planetary Change 110, 321-339 (2013); doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.08.018

J. Fallis et al., Constraining nova observables: direct measurements of resonance strengths in 33S(p,γ)34Cl, Phys. Rev. C 88, 045801 (2013); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.88.045801

H. Suzuki et al., Collectivity of neutron-rich Ti isotopes, Phys. Rev. C 88, 024326 (2013); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.88.024326

M. Greiser, Y. Litvinov, R. Raabe et al., Storage ring facility at HIE-ISOLDE, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 207, 1 (2012); doi: 10.1140/epjst/e2012-01599-9

P. Ludwig, T. Faestermann, G. Korschinek, G. Rugel, I. Dillmann, L. Fimiani, S. Bishop, and P. Kumar, Search for superheavy elements with 292 ≤ A ≤ 310 in nature with accelerator mass spectrometry, Phys. Rev. C 85, 024315 (2012); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.85.024315

A. Parikh, K. Wimmer, T. Faestermann, R. Hertenberger, J. José, R. Longland, H.-F. Wirth, V. Bildstein, S. Bishop, A. A. Chen, J. A. Clark, C. M. Deibel, C. Herlitzius, R. Krücken, D. Seiler, K. Straub, and C. Wrede, Improving the 30P(p,γ)31S rate in oxygen-neon novae: Constraints on Jπ values for proton-threshold states in 31S, Phys. Rev. C 83, 045806 (2011); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.83.045806

S. Bishop and R. Egli, Discovery Prospects for a Supernova Signature of Biogenic Origin, Icarus 212, 960 (2011); doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.02.003  (Alternatively, on the Arxiv: arxiv:1010.5109v3)

G. C. Ball, S. Bishop, G. Biosvert, P. Bricault, R. Churchman, J. D’Auria, M. Dombsky, J. Hardy, V. E. Iacob, J. R. Leslie, T. Lindner, J. A. Macdonald, H.-B. Mak, and E. Vandervoort, Precise Half-Life Measurement of the Superallowed β+ Emitter 38Km, Phys. Rev. C 82, 045501 (2010).

C. Wrede, J. A. Clark, C. M. Deibel, T. Faestermann, R. Hertenberger, A. Parikh, H.-F. Wirth, S. Bishop, A. A. Chen, K. Eppinger, B. M. Freeman, R. Krücken, O. Lepyoshkina, G. Rugel, and K. Setoodehnia, Properties of 20Na, 24Al, 28P, 32Cl, and 36K for Studies of Explosive Hydrogen Burning, Phys. Rev. C 82, 035805 (2010).

C. Wrede, J. A. Clark, C. M. Deibel, T. Faestermann, R. Hertenberger, A. Parikh, H.-F. Wirth, S. Bishop, A. A. Chen, K. Eppinger, A. García, R. Krücken, O. Lepyoshkina, G. Rugel, and K. Setoodehnia, Toward precise QEC values for the superallowed 0+ → 0+ β decays of T = 2 nuclides: The masses of 20Na, 24Al, 28P, and 32Cl, Phys. Rev. C 81, 055503 (2010).

A. Parihk, T. Faestermann, R. Hertenberger, R. Krücken, D. Schafstadler, H.-F. Wirth, T. Behrens, V. Bildstein, S. Bishop, K. Eppinger, C. Herlitzius, C. Hinke, M. Schlarb, D. Seiler, and K. Wimmer, New 34Cl Proton-Threshold States and the Thermonuclear 33S(p,γ)34Cl Rate in ONe Novae, Phys. Rev. C 80, 015802 (2009).

J. D’Auria, R. E. Azuma, S. Bishop, L. Buchmann, M. L. Chatterjee, A. A. Chen, S. Engel, D. Gigliotti, U. Greife, D. Hunter, A. Hussein, D. Hutcheon, C. C. Jewett, J. José, J. D. King, A. M. Laird, M. Lamey, R. Lewis, W. Liu, A. Olin, D. Ottewell, P. Parker, J. Rogers, C. Ruiz, M. Trinczek, and C. Wrede, The 21Na(p,γ)22Mg Reaction from Ec.m.=200 to 1103 keV in Novae and X-Ray Bursts, Phys. Rev. C 69, 065803 (2004).

S. Bishop, R. E. Azuma, L. Buchmann, A. A. Chen, M. L. Chatterjee, J. M. D’Auria, S. Engel, D. Gigliotti, U. Greife, M. Hernanz, D. Hunter, A. Hussein, D. Hutcheon, C. Jewett, J. José, J. King, S. Kubono, A. M. Laird, M. Lamey, R. Lewis, W. Liu, S. Michimasa, A. Olin, D. Ottewell, P. D. Parker, J. G. Rogers, F. Strieder, and C. Wrede, 21Na(p,γ)22Mg Reaction and Oxygen-Neon Novae, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 62501 (2003).