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Confirmed invited speakers
- , UK [EPS invited speaker]
Underground laboratories in nuclear astrophysics: present status and future opportunities
|Her research interests focus on the experimental investigation of nuclear reactions that occur in stars and govern their lifetimes and evolution. She is interested in exploring the processes that account for the synthesis of the chemical elements both in quiescent stars like our sun and in explosive scenarios such as novae, supernovae and X-ray bursts. Her experimental work is based at international radioactive ion beam facilities such as TRIUMF (Canada), GANIL (France), and CERN (Switzerland) and at university-based laboratories for stable beams. In 2010, she joined the LUNA (Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics) Collaboration, for the study of low-energy nuclear reactions with stable nuclei at the worlds only underground accelerator.
- , USA
Discovery of the chemical signature of first-generation massive stars
|Timothy C. Beers is an astronomer at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. For the past three decades, he has led survey efforts to identify and study ancient stars that have recorded the elemental abundance patterns of early-generation stars. These patterns are used to constrain the various proposed nucleosynthesis events that took place in the early Universe.
- , Germany
The first generations of stars
|Presently Post-Doc supported by Foundation Mercac at the Observatoire de Paris.
Field of interest: Chemical evolution of the Milky Way; Search and chemical analysis of metal-poor stars; Chemical composition of the solar photosphere; Modelling of stellar atmosphere, 1D and 3D models
- A. Coc, France
Big bang nucleosynthesis
- , Poland
Role of neutrinos for the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements beyond iron in explosions of massive stars
|Tobias Fischer is a theoretical nuclear-astrophysicist, affiliated with the University of Wroclaw, Poland. His main research is on simulations of core-collapse supernovae, with focus on neutrino transport and the equation of state. Recently, he has been working on the role of weak processes and their response to the neutrino fluxes and spectra, which will serve as powerful observable signal from the next Galactic explosion. They also determine the nucleosynthesis relevant conditions for the production of heavy elements beyond iron for the material that is ejected in such explosive events.
- M. Goeger-Neff, Germany
Solar neutrinos: status and prospects
- S. Goriely, Belgium
Nucleosynthesis: A field with still many open nuclear physics questions
Stellar structure, evolution and nucleosynthesis
|Raphael Hirschi is a Reader in Astrophysics at Keele University, UK. His main research interests are the evolution and fate of massive stars and the related nucleosynthesis. He has calculated models for rotating massive stars at various metallicities that explain the important production of nitrogen and strontium peak elements in the early universe and the fate of the most massive stars known to date. He currently leads the ERC funded SHYNE project, which aims to build bridges between stellar evolution and hydrodynamics simulations and between astrophysics and nuclear physics by using stars as virtual nuclear physics laboratories.
- W. R. Hix, USA
Multidimensional simulations of core-collapse supernovae and the implications for nucleosynthesis
Presolar graphite grains and their stellar origins
|Manavi Jadhav is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago. Her research focus is on mutli-element, multi-technique analyses of presolar grains found in meteorites. She uses various mass spectrometry and synchrotron X-ray fluorescence/diffraction methods to obtain isotopic compositions and elemental abundances of presolar grains. Collaborations with stellar nucleosynthesis modelers help her interpret laboratory data.
Inhomogeneous enrichment in chemodynamical simulations of galaxies
|Chiaki Kobayashi is a theoretical astrophysicist, senior lecturer, at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and is simulating the chemical enrichment history of the Universe across Cosmic time. She has led the field of Galactic chemical evolution, which is necessary to constrain stellar yields from for stellar abundances and meteoritic data. She has extended this to chemodynamical simulations, which can provide more detailed constraints. She is also working on the formation and evolution of galaxies, connecting with the origin of elements.
- , Sweden
Towards an understanding of type Ia supernovae from a synthesis of theory and observations
|Markus Kromer received his PhD from Technical University Munich in 2009. After a Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, he is currently an Oskar Klein Fellow at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University. He is an expert for radiative transfer simulations working mainly on models for Type Ia supernovae and their comparison to observational data.
- G. Lorusso, Japan
Decay spectroscopy at RIBF-The EURICA project
- , Australia
Slow neutron captures as the signature of AGB stars
|Maria Lugaro is currently part of the Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) at Monash University in Melbourne (Australia). Her expertises lies in the modelling of nuclear reactions in evolved stars of low mass and in particular of the slow neutron capture process. She uses model predictions to interpret the chemical composition of stars, the isotopic make-up of meteoritic stardust grains, and the signature of early radioactivity in meteorites.
Equations of state for dense and hot matter in compact stars and core collapse supernovae
|Thesis (2000) at TU Darmstadt (Germany) in theoretical hadronic physics. Postdoc in France (IPN Lyon and CEA Bruyères-le-châtel), working about the QCD phase diagram and experimental tests of non-standard electroweak couplings of quarks. CNRS researcher at LUTH (Paris Observatory in Meudon) since 2005, working on dense matter in compact stars and core-collapse supernovae.
- A. Spyrou, USA
P process overview: (p,γ) and (α,γ) reactions in regular and inverse
- R. Surman, USA
Production of Nickel-56 in Merger Accretion Disk Outflows
- , Romania [EPJ A sponsored lecture]
Astrophysics studies at the future ELI-NP European Research Center
|Nicolae-Victor Zamfir performed nuclear structure studies at „Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering Bucharest, University of Cologne, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University. He is currently Director of Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) Project Bucharest.
Poster uprgaded talk
- , Germany
Charged current interactions of νμ neutrinos in supernova
|Andreas Lohs is a PhD student in the group of Prof. Martinez-Pinedo at TU Darmstadt and in the last year of his studies. He is doing his research on neutrino microphysics in the context of core-collapse supernovae with a focus on EoS-consistent interactions and on charged-current weak interaction reactions for muon neutrinos.
- M. Aoki, Japan
Diversity of abundance patterns of neutron-capture elements in very metal-poor stars
- D. Bemmerer, Germany
Felsenkeller shallow-underground accelerator laboratory for nuclear
Measurement of the Beta decay of 26P to determine classical nova 26Al production in the Milky Way
|After completing a B.S. in Physics at Westmont College, Mike arrived at Michigan State University (MSU) in 2011 to pursue a Ph.D. As a nuclear experimenter at MSU, Mike has co-led an experiment to constrain the 25Al(p, γ)26Si reaction rate, which influences the amount of 26Al produced in classical novae. He is currently working on completing a thesis on the beta decay of 31Cl and the 30P(p, γ)31S reaction rate, which strongly influences nucleosynthesis in classical novae and could help determine the origin of presolar nova grain candidates.
- M. Bertolli, USA
Correlated uncertainties in the i-process
- J. Blackmon, USA
Studies of (α,p) reactions important for X-ray bursts using radioactive beams from RESOLUT
- , UK
Direct measurement of the 17O(p,α)14N reaction at energies of astrophysical interest at LUNA
|Carlo Bruno is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh (UK). He is a member of the LUNA Collaboration, based in the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory, Italy. He studies nuclear reactions on light elements occurring at energies of astrophysical interest using stable beams. His current research focuses on oxygen-burning reactions taking place in AGB stars and classical novae.
- A. Davis, USA
Nuclear astrophysics with CHILI
Hybrid C-O-Ne white dwarfs as progenitors of diverse SNe Ia
|Pavel Denisenkov is a senior research associate at the University of Victoria (Canada). He has a strong expertise in the theory of stellar evolution and numerical modeling of mixing processes in stars coupled to stellar nucleosynthesis. His most recent works are related to nova outbursts and nucleosynthesis, SNIa progenitor models, multiple stellar populations and abundance anomalies in globular clusters.
- P. Descouvemont, Belgium
Role of fundamental constants in BBN: What can we learn from
- R. Diehl, Germany
Nucleosynthesis ejecta gamma-rays from SN2014J
- I. Dillmann, Canada
The new KADoNiS v1.0 and its influence on the s-process
- , USA
Diversity in the elemental composition of planetary nebulae
|Harriet Dinerstein is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. She uses multi-wavelength spectroscopy to study the chemical composition of planetary nebulae. Her recent new identifications of infrared emission lines have enabled studies of s-process yields and Fe-group elemental abundances in their progenitor stars.
- C. Doherty, Australia
Super asymptotic giant branch stars: Evolution, nucleosynthesis and final fates
- M. Eichler, Switzerland
The influence of fission on neutron star merger r-process and the position of the third r-process peak
- J. Fallis, Canada
Measurement of the p-process branching point reaction 76Se(α,γ)80Kr in inverse kinematics with Dragon
- C. Frohlich, USA
Nucleosynthesis of light neutron-capture elements: Clues from stars and simulations
- , Spain
Observational constraints on the nucleosynthesis in the more massive
|D. Aníbal García-Hernández is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain). His research focuses on the nucleosynthesis and molecular processes in the late stages of stellar evolution and how they contribute to the progressive enrichment of the ISM and to the chemical evolution of galaxies. In particular, he is interested in the production of heavy neutron-rich elements in the more massive Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars and in the formation processes of complex organic molecules (e.g., PAHs, fullerenes, and graphene) in stars evolving from the AGB to the Planetary Nebula (PN) stage.
- L. Gialanella, Italy
Determination of 7Be(p,γ)8B at astrophysical energy
6Li/7Li isotopic ratio in the most metal-poor binary CS22876-032
|Jonay I. González-Hernández is a Postdoctoral Researcher funded by the Severo Ochoa Program at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain). He works on stellar astrophysics and he is involved in some research topics such as the Chemical Evolution of the Galaxy, in particular, the chemical analysis of very metal-poor stars as well as metal-rich solar-type stars; but also the study of stars orbiting compact objects, either neutron stars or black holes, to search for nucleosynthetic products of type-II, type-Ibc supernovae, and also in the search for possible companions of progenitors of Galactic type-Ia supernova remnants.
Hunting the s-process branching points 147Pm, 171Tm and 204Tl at CERN
|Carlos Guerrero received his PhD in experimental Nuclear Physics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 2008. Since then has developed his work at the CERN n_TOF facility measuring neutron-induced reaction cross section of interest for astrophysics and nuclear technologies. Since January of 2014 he is a Marie Curie CIG and Juan de la Cierva Fellow at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), visiting CERN (Switzerland) during all 2014.
New abundances from very old stars
|PhD student at Heidelberg University in Germany. Studying chemical abundance patterns and the binary properties of extremely metal-poor stars to better understand and constrain the processes that firstchemically enriched the universe.
- A. Howard, Denmark
Probing resonances in 12C above the triple-alpha threshold
Electron capture processes in intermediate mass stars
|During his PhD, defended in 2013 with supervisor Prof. R. A. Broglia, they focused on the interweaving between single particle and collective degrees of freedom in the nucleus, within the framework of Nuclear Field Theory. In the last year, within the Group of G. Martinez-Pinedo using Shell Model, they devoted to calculate nuclear processes key in astrophysical environments. Here he presents the forbidden-Beta decay rate of 20Ne, important to describe the heating processes in accreting neutron stars.
- T. Kajino, Japan
R-process in neutron-star mergers and supernovae: Difference in nuclear physics and implication in galactic chemical evolution
- A. Karakas, Australia
Nucleosynthesis in helium-enriched asymptotic giant branch models: Implications for heavy element enrichment in globular clusters
- M. La Cognata, Italy
Toward a new indirect approach for nuclear astrophysics. A case study
- , Brasil
Photoionized nebulae in the Local Group: Nucleosynthesis and chemical
|Walter J. Maciel is a full professor at the Astronomy Department of Sao Paulo University in Brazil. His main research activities are in the fields of photoionized nebulae, late stages of stellar evolution and chemical evolution of galaxies. He is also the author of the books Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium (Springer, 2013) and Hydrodynamics and Stellar Winds: An Introduction (Springer 2014).
- T. Marketin, Croatia
Large scale evaluation of ß-decay rates of r-process nuclei
Study of n+25Mg reactions: towards a deeper understanding of the s process
|Since 2004 Cristian Massimi is associated to the research activities of the Bologna division of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). Dr. Massimi has gained a long-standing experience in the field of experimental neutron physics, having worked since 2004 in this field, with work experience at international laboratories such as CERN (Switzerland) and EC-JRC-IRMM (Belgium).
- G. Mathews, USA
Big Bang nucleosynthesis and the origin and evolution of space-time
- G. Mclaughlin, USA
Nucleosynthesis from black hole accretion disks and the influence of neutrino flavor transformation
- B. Meyer, USA
A secondary coulomb machine activating core-collapse supernova displays
- P. Mohr, Germany
Rate and uncertainty of the 18Ne(α,p)21Na reaction from Monte-Carlo simulations
- M. Mumpower, USA
The impact of nuclear masses near closed shells on r-process abundances
- M. Paul, Israel
First nuclear astrophysics experiments with high-intensity neutrons from the liquid-lithium target LiLiT
- J. Pereira, USA
Nucleosynthesis in neutron rich neutrino-driven winds: Impact of (α,n) reactions on abundances from Sr to Ag
- M. Pignatari, Switzerland
Carbon-rich dust from supernovae: The first connection with galactic chemical evolution
- , Germany
Impact of neutrino flavor oscillations on the neutrino-driven wind nucleosynthesis of an electron-capture supernova
|Else Pllumbi: I am a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching (Germany) and I am very interested in theoretical nuclear astrophysics. We are working on explosive nucleosynthesis in core-collapse supernovae and we are currently focusing on the impact of neutrino flavor oscillations in the element formation in the supernova environment.
- T. Rauscher, UK
Quantification of nuclear uncertainties in nucleosynthesis of elements
- H. Schatz, USA
Heating and cooling in accreting neutron star crusts
- , Germany
Proton-capture reactions in thermonuclear supernovae and the p-process
|Kerstin Sonnabend is an experimental nuclear astrophysicist. Her main research interest is the nucleosynthesis of p nuclei. She studies charged-particle induced and photon-induced reactions using different experimental techniques to understand their production in various astrophysical scenarios. Since December 2012, she leads an Emmy Noether group of the German Research Foundation at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
- E. Spitoni, Italy
The effect of radial gas flows on the chemical evolution of galaxies (The Milky Way and M31)
- K. Takahashi, Japan
Stellar yields of rotating first stars
- C. Travaglio, Italy
The key role of SNIa at different metallicities for galactic chemical evolution of p-nuclei
- , Italy
Does the main component of the s-process in AGB stars constrain the neutron source in the 13C-pocket?
|Oscar Trippella is a PhD student at the University of Perugia, Italy. He studies the nucleosynthesis about slow neutron captures (s-process) for AGB-low mass stars. He collaborated with ASFIN group of the INFN National Laboratory of South (Catania, Italy) for the measurement of the main neutron source in LMS, the 13C(a,n)16O, at energies of astrophysical interest through the indirect technique of Trojan Horse Method (THM).
- , Germany
Nucleosynthesis in neutrino-driven supernovae
|Marcella Ugliano is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Darmstadt, working in the group of Almudena Arcones. Her main research interest is the physics of core-collapse supernovae, with a particular focus on studying the connection between the progenitor star and the outcome of the explosion
- A. Wallner, Australia
Direct detection of live 60Fe and 244Pu on Earth as a monitor for recent heavy-element nucleosynthesis
Beta-delayed gamma decay measurements to probe thermonuclear astrophysical explosions
|Chris Wrede is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, USA. At MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Chris and his group have been using beta delayed gamma-decay experiments to probe explosive hydrogen burning in classical novae and type I x-ray bursts. Chris has attended every edition of NIC since 2004. This year, he is organizing the Classical Novae in the Cosmos satellite workshop.
- J. Wu, Japan
ß-decay of neutron-rich Z~60 nuclei and the origin of Rare-Earth Elements