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IoP meeting on Nuclear physics and r-process nucleosynthesis

IoP meeting on r process in Edinburgh

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May 15, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM


School of Physics and Astronomy, at the King's Building campus of the University of Edinburgh

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We are pleased to announce an IoP-sponsored half-day meeting on “Nuclear Physics and R-process Nucleosynthesis”, which will take place on Friday May 15th at the University of Edinburgh. This half-day meeting aims to bring together nuclear physicists, astronomers, and astrophysicists studying nucleosynthesis during rapid neutron-capture process. It will provide a venue to learn about exciting developments in the field, such as the observation of new elemental abundances in metal poor stars, r-process models that include increasingly sophisticated treatment of the dynamical evolution of the astrophysical environment, and opportunities for experiments with r-process isotopes with a new generation of radioactive ion beam laboratories and new equipment (e.g. the AIDA detector for beta-decays developed in the UK). It will be an opportunity to discuss future lines of research, and ways to coordinate the efforts of our communities across disciplinary lines. Invited speakers include: Norbert Christlieb (University of Heidelberg), Giuseppe Lorusso (National Physical Laboratory), Tomislav Marketin* (University of Zagreb), and Nobuya Nishimura (Keele University). All members of the UK and international community are welcome to participate, and invited to register before May 5th. Those interested in giving a presentation are encouraged to submit a brief abstract by May 1st. Please register through the meeting website: The meeting will act as a satellite workshop to the Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VII conference, taking place the following week in York (within easy access by train from Edinburgh). For further information contact Alfredo Estrade ( Tom Davinson Alfredo Estrade Phil Woods

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