The 16th Nuclei in Cosmos School



The 16th NIC school will take place from Sept. 13 to 20, 2021 just before the NIC Conference.

NIC school is a traditional satellite meeting intended to educate young students and postdocs, motivating them with the most recent progress as well as unresolved quests in nuclear astrophysics. Topics include Astrophysics, Observation, and Nuclear Physics.

Lecturers include:

M. Aliotta(Edinburgh), R. Diehl(MPIE), A. Heger(Monash), A. Karakas(Monash), T. Kajino(BUAA), N. Liu(WUSTL), A. Spyrou(MSU), and N. Vassh(ND)

Due to the travel restriction of COVID-19, the school will be held in a hybrid mode including 1) video lectures, 2) online discussions, 3) question-and answer session, 4) poster session and best poster prestation. Besides that, hands-on experiments will be arranged for local participants at Sichuan University.

Students are required to watch the video lectures before the online group discussion and the question-and-answer sessions with the lecturers or co-lecturers. A poster session will be scheduled for the young students/postdocs to interact with the other participants, lecturers, co-lecturers and school committee members. Students are asked to submit their poster abstracts at the registration. Note that students are required to arrange a recommendation letter written by a senior colleague or advisor and send it to the school’s email address in order to verify the qualification of the applicants. 

Two separate online group discussion and question-and-answer sessions with the lecturers or co-lecturers will be held each day for students in different time zones. Session A for Oceania, Asia and Europe will take place from 16:00 to 22:30 in Beijing (18:00-00:30 in Sydney, 10:00-16:30 pm in Munich) and session B for North and South America will take place from 12:00 to 18:00 in New York (11:00 to 17:00 in Mexico City, 9:00-15:00 in Vancouver).

Due to the limited number of available co-lecturers, a maximum of 40 students will be admitted to the school. No registration fee is required. The video lectures, online question-and-answer sessions and poster sessions will be open to the public.

The school is jointly organized by Institute of Modern Physics, Sichuan University, Lanzhou University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Institute of Atomic Energy, China Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics (CINA) and Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE), COSmology and Nuclear AstroPhysics(COSNAP).

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Registration deadline: September 5, 2021

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