Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics is an exciting field with many highlights in recent years in observational astronomy, simulating astrophysics, experimental and theoretical nuclear physics. Therefore, training and interaction of young scientists, PhD students and postdocs, are important for further progress and expansion of this community.
We are organizing a Summer School on "Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics" in connection to the International Conference on Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics X. It will be held at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland from August 29 to September 3, 2022.
Topics will cover the different aspects of Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics from nuclear structure theory to nuclear ground and excited state properties and experimental studies. Nuclear physics is the necessary link between astronomical observations, stellar models and galactic chemical evolution. The impressive progress in astrophysics during the last decades explaining and predicting astronomical scenarios was only possible because of the fruitful interplay between all disciplines. New insights in one field triggered new developments in the other fields. New experimental techniques are typically the response to new predictions and observations. Recent success stories involve exotic objects like merging neutron stars, more abundant red giants or even rather ordinary stars as the Sun.
Highlights of the school include:
- Observation night with the world-class Nordic Optical Telescope sponsored by ChETEC-INFRA
- Hands-on day with the galactic chemical evolution code OMEGA
- Training day for Nuclear Astrophysics Masterclasses
ChETEC-INFRA,ChETEC-INFRA will provide financial support to 20 selected students, partially covering local costs (i.e., meals and accommodation).
Moreover, via the global network of networks, IReNA will provide financial support to USA students.