International Conference on “Impact of Exotic Nuclear Structure on Explosive Nucleosynthesis”

The international workshop on “Impact of Exotic Nuclear Structure on Explosive Nucleosynthesis”, hosted by the International Research Center for Nuclei and Particles in the Cosmos (IRCNPC) and the International Research Center for Big Bang Cosmology and Element Genesis (IRCBBC) of the School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering of Beihang University (BUAA), will be held from November 23 to 24, 2017. The aim of this workshop is to address various aspects of nuclear structure that affect nuclear masses and reaction/decay rates, and to discuss their impact on nuclear astrophysics, with a particular focus on the synthesis of medium-to-heavy mass nuclei in explosive stellar environments. The workshop program will include major topics both in experimental and theoretical researches on:

Recent progress in the study of neutron-rich isotopes far from stability  

(n,γ) and (γ,n) reactions and their impact on s- and r-process paths

Fission in heavy-element synthesis

Effects of nuclear isomers in nucleosynthesis

New ideas of nucleo-cosmochronometer/-cosmothermometer

New experimental techniques and facilities

Global calculations of nuclear mass, deformation, and fission

Roles of neutrinos and nuclear weak response in astrophysics

Modeling supernova, GRB, and neutron star and black hole merger dynamics

Developing nucleosynthesis code for r-, s-, γ-, νp-processes

The invited speakers are:

Satoshi Chiba (Tokyo Tech.)

Roland Diehl (Max-Planck)

Takehito Hayakawa (JAERI)

Kawano Toshihiko (Los Alamos)

Hiroyuki Koura (JAERI)

Jie Meng (Peking)

Bradley Meyer (Clemson)

Hiroari Miyatake (KEK)

Shunji Nishimura (RIKEN)

Katsuhisa Nishio (JAERI)

Yang Sun (Shanghai)

Jin Wu (Argonne)

Yuhu Zhang (IMP)

The organizing committee includes:

Chair: Hiroshi Watanabe


Toshitaka Kajino

Isao Tanihata


Baohua Sun

Motohiko Kusakabe

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