WE-Heraeus summer school on: Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics
Sep 10-14, 2019 - Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) - Heidelberg - Germany


Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics is an exciting field with many experimental and theoretical highlights in recent years. Therefore, training and interaction of our young PhD students and postdocs are important issues for further progress and expansion of our community.

We are organising a Summer School on "Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics" in connection to the International Conference on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics IX. It will be held in Heidelberg at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) from 10 to 14 September 2019.

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.

Thanks to the generous support of the WE-Heraeus foundation, all local costs (i.e., meals and accommodation) of accepted participants will be covered.