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Nuclear and astrophysics aspects for the rapid neutron capture process in the era of multimessenger observations

Registration closed 11/06/2019.


Ines Campo
+39 0461 314721
Monday, 1 July, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, 5 July, 2019 - 14:00
ECT* meeting room

The rapid-neutron capture process (r-process) is responsible for producing around half of all nuclides heavier than iron. One site for the r-process was recently confirmed: the advanced LIGO and Virgo detectors observed two neutron stars merging and immediate follow-up observations were compatible with a kilonova, a thermal “afterglow” powered by radioactive decay of newly synthesized r-process material. Moreover, the observations indicated that neutron-star mergers produce a blue lanthanide-free signal followed by a red lanthanide-rich component, contrary to expectations. Although neutron-star mergers are now known to be r-process element factories, this might not be the only r-process site, and a comprehensive understanding and description of the r-process is still lacking.

This workshop will bring together theorists and experimentalists to address the many aspects of nuclear physics and astrophysics that must be considered and properly understood in order to model the r-process.

Registration period: 
01 Mar 2019 to 10 Jun 2019


Anu Kankainen University of Jyvaskyla
Ann-Cecilie Larsen University of Oslo
Stephane Goriely Université Libre de Bruxelles
Olivier Sorlin GANIL - CEA/DSMCNRS/ IN2P3
Alfredo Estrade Central Michigan University


Last nameFirst nameInstitutionCountry of Institution
BausweinAndreasGSI DarmstadtGermany
CaneteLaetitiaUniversity of JyväskyläFinland
CescuttiGabrieleOsservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, INAFItaly
CoteBenoitKonkoly ObservatoryHungary
CristalloSergioINAF - Osservatorio Astronomico d'AbruzzoItaly
EichlerMariusTU DarmstadtGermany
EscherJuttaLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryUSA
EstradeAlfredoCentral Michigan UniversityUruguay
FischerTobiasInstitute of Theoretical Physics, University of WroclawPoland
FrohlichCarlaNorth Carolina State UniversityUSA
GriffinChris GriffinTRIUMFCanada
KankainenAnuUniversity of JyväskyläFinland
KaurJasmeetGNDU, Amritsar India
La CognataMarcoINFN-LNSItaly
LarsenAnn-CecilieUniversity of OsloNorway
LauerAmberTUNL Duke UniversityUnited States
Lemaîtrejean-françoisuniversité libre de bruxellesBelgique
LenskeHorstUniv. GiessenGermany
LundKelseyNorth Carolina State UniversityUSA
MargueronJérômeIPN LyonFrance
MargueronJérômeInstitut de Physique Nucléaire de LyonFrance
McLaughlinGailNorth Carolina State UniversityUnited States
MuecherDennisUniversity of GuelphCanada
MumpowerMatthewLos Alamos National LaboratoryUSA
NikasStylianosTU Darmstadt - GSIGermany
PaarNilsFaculty of Science, University of ZagrebCroatia
PritychenkoBorisBrookhaven National LaboratoryUSA
QiChongKTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
RajabaliMustafaTennessee Technological UniveristyUSA
RavlicAnteUniversity of ZagrebCroatia
RosswogStephanStockholm UniversitySweden
SpyrouArtemisMichigan State UniversityUnited States
SurmanRebeccaUniversity of Notre DameUnited States
ThielemannFriedrichUniv. of Basel and GSI DarmstadtSwitzerland
VurgunVurgunIstanbul UniversityTurkey
WallnerAntonThe Australian National UniversityAustralia