SNAQ December 2022

online (virtual)





Schools on Nuclear Astrophysics Questions

Question in December 2022: What is the state of the art in CNO related nuclear astrophysics?

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Highlight talks in December 2022

CNO breakout in first stars

Speaker: Liyong Zhang (Beijing Normal University, China) 

Taking snapshots of our Sun with the Borexino experiment

Speaker: Alessandra Carlotta Re (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy) 

Image credit: Credit: NASA/WMAP Science Team

Image credit: Borexino Collaboration and Maxim Gromov

This is the 13th edition of a virtual online school format discussing questions related to nuclear astrophysics.

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Main website of SNAQs:

After the limitations due to the pandemic are declining and travel to in-person conferences, meetings, schools, and workshops is most common again, the SNAQs organizing committee decided to reduce the number of SNAQs to four per year. This is also in favour of all those colleagues who are tired of long lasting and exhaousing online sessions in front of a monitor.

This new format of SNAQs will last less then 90 minutes and comprises one or two talks around a given question in nuclear astrophysics. Still, SNAQs put a special focus on the multidisciplinary (astronomy, astrophysics, nuclear physics) audience of students and senior scientists.

SNAQs is part of the community of schools related to nuclear astrophysics that partner with ChETEC-INFRA:

The aim of this community is to give all students and young researchers the same, multidisciplinary knowledge about nuclear astrophysics. SNAQs will support this idea and strengthen the community of schools by providing a frequent lecture series to train and educate the next generation of scientist with knowledge across the three types of infrastructures used by nuclear astrophysicists:

  • astronuclear laboratories supplying reaction data,
  • supercomputer facilities performing stellar structure and nucleosynthesis computations, and
  • telescopes and mass spectrometers collecting elemental and isotopic abundance data.

Those infrastructures are networked by ChETEC-INFRA, Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos - INFRAstructures for Nuclear Astrophysics, a new European starting community of 32 partner institutions.

We are looking forward to meet you at the 13th SNAQ.

SNAQs organizing committee

  • Rosanna Depalo (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
  • Camilla Juul Hansen (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
  • Marcel Heine (Hubert Curien Pluridisciplinary Institute, France)
  • Ann-Cecilie Larsen (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Andreas Korn (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Arūnas Kučinskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
  • Sara Palmerini (University of Perugia, Italy)
  • Gianluca Pizzone (Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Italy)
  • Konrad Schmidt (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
  • Olivier Sorlin (Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds, France)
  • Livius Trache (Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics & Nuclear Engineering, Romania)
  • Aurora Tumino (Kore University of Enna, Italy)

Guidelines for participants of SNAQs

Please, …
… rename yourself in the Zoom sessions to match your registration name and institution – this will serve as your “nametag”.
… mute your microphone during talks.
… write your questions in the chat – due to the high number of participants, a moderator will read a selection of questions but can choose a limited number only.
… use the public chat only for questions related to the talk; for discussions, please use the private chat.
… behave professionally and respectfully.
… follow ethical standards as professional integrity and honesty.
… foster a welcoming and inclusive work environment.

    • 2:45 PM 3:00 PM
      Zoom room open 15m

      You find the zoom link in the confirmation email after registration.

    • 3:00 PM 3:05 PM
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Konrad Schmidt (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
    • 3:05 PM 3:35 PM
      CNO breakout in first stars 30m
      Speaker: Liyong Zhang (Beijing Normal University, China)
    • 3:35 PM 3:45 PM
      Questions 10m
    • 3:45 PM 4:15 PM
      Taking snapshots of our Sun with the Borexino experiment 30m
      Speaker: Alessandra Carlotta Re (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
    • 4:15 PM 4:25 PM
      Questions 10m