432. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Nucleosynthesis – making the Elements in the Universe

Nucleosynthesis – making the Elements in the Universe

We, 03.06.2009 17:00  –   Sa, 06.06.2009 12:30
K.H. Langanke, GSI Darmstadt; W. Hillebrandt, MPA Garching
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation
Contact person:
Wolfgang Hillebrandt,


Nucleosynthesis - making the Elements in the Universe
June 04 - 06, 2009

Physik Zentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Sponsored by Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung

Nuclear astrophysics is a truly interdisciplinary research field combining astronomical observations with astrophysical modeling and both experimental and theoretical nuclear physics. The field has been tremendously stimulated by recent developments in laboratory and observational techniques as well as in theoretical simulations. Laboratory nuclear astrophysics has two clear directions: low energy underground and radioactive ion-beam facilities. Combined with ever increasing predictive power of nuclear models, both promise to remove the most crucial ambiguities in nuclear astrophysics arising from nuclear physics input parameters. The rapid increase in observational data from satellite and Earth-bound observations in various wavebands as well as the continuing or future experiments for measuring astrophysical neutrino fluxes, provide stringent limits on various stellar and nucleosynthesis models. Also, the latest developments in modeling stars, novae, X-ray bursts and supernovae now allow much better predictions from nucleosynthesis calculations to be compared with the observational data.

In order to present and discuss these advances and to decide about future directions and collaborations in the field a focused meeting of experts in various fields of nuclear physics and astrophysics is organized at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef sponsored by the Heraeus Foundation.

The main topics to be discussed will be:

Stellar abundance observations
Stellar evolution
Core-collapse and thermonuclear supernovae
Measurement of crucial nuclear physics input
Nuclear models for reaction rates, masses and half lives
Neutrino reactions with nuclei and in nuclear matter

List of participants

Monique Alves Cruz, MPA, Garching
Almudena Arcones, GSI, Darmstadt
Maria Bergemann, MPA, Garching
Roland Diehl, MPI, Garching
Anna Frebel, Harvard/CfA, Cambridge
Camilla Juul Hansen, ESO, Garching
Alexander Heger, U. Minnesota, Minneapolis
Wolfgang Hillebrandt, MPA, Garching
Raphael Hirschi, Keele University
Rob Hoffman, LLNL, Livermore
Hans-Thomas Janka, MPA, Garching
Karlheinz Langanke, GSI, Darmstadt
Norbert Langer, Uni Bonn
Matthias Liebendörfer, Uni Basel
Elena Litvinova, GSI, Darmstadt
Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo, GSI, Darmstadt
Fernando Montes, MSU, East Lansing
Bernhard Müller, MPA, Garching
Martin Neumann, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Heidelberg
Maria Fernanda-Nieva, MPA, Garching
Marco Pignatari, Keele University
Francesca Primas, ESO, Garching
Norbert Przybilla, Uni Erlangen-Nürnberg
Tomas Rodriguez, GSI, Darmstadt
Friedrich Röpke, MPA, Garching
Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich, Uni Heidelberg
Chistoph Scheidenberger, GSI, Darmstadt
Baohua Sun, Uni Gießen
Friedrich-Karl Thielemann, Uni Basel
Claudia Travaglio, INAF, Torino
Stefan Typel, TU München
Petr Vogel, CalTech, Pasadena
Shinya Wanajo, TU München
Klaus Werner, Uni Tübingen
Michael Wiescher, U. Notre Dame