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Sunday 5th August 2012
Registration Open  
Aboriginal Welcome to the Land Ceremony  

Introductory overview of “Nuclei in the Cosmos”

Michael Wiescher(60', invited)
Digital Re-typesetting and Re-publication of Al Cameron's seminal 1957 Chalk River Report Daid Kahl
Welcome Reception  
Monday 6th August 2012
Session 1. Nuclear reaction rates and stellar abundances I
Chair : George Dracoulis
Underground experiments and their impact on stellar modelling Gianluca Imbriani(30', invited)
Evolution and nucleosynthesis of low-mass stars Richard Stancliffe(30', invited)
A surprise in 6Li(p,gamma)7Be reaction at low energies Jianjun He
Exploring mechanisms inhibiting nuclear fusion Maurits Evers
The first determination of the 14N/15N ratios in Galactic AGB carbon stars Ruben Pedro Hedros

The Fluorine destruction in stars: first experimental study of the19F(p,alpha_0 ) 16O reaction at astrophysical energies

Marco La Cognata

Coffee Break  
Session 2. Nuclear reaction rates and stellar abundances II
Chair: Iris Dillmann
The triple alpha reaction Edward Brown(20', invited)
Nuclear astrophysics in hot dense dynamic plasmas Dennis McNabb(20', invited)
Rotational Mixing and Light Element Depletion in the Era of Asteroseismology Marc Pinsonneault
New experimental results for the triple-alpha reaction Hans Fynbo
Metallicities in Stars - what solar neutrinos can do Kai Zuber
Lunch including 1-hour informal session on "Online Support 1 - Inputs for Astrophysics"  
JINA Richard Cyburt
KADONIS Iris Dillmann
STARLIB Anne Sallaska
JINA R-Matrix Projects Richard deBoer
MESA/NuGrid Physics Package Marco Pignatari
Session 3. Nuclear reaction rates and stellar abundances III
Chair: Shigeru Kibono
Unable to attend Frank Strieder (20', invited)
Pre-supernova evolution and nucleosynthesis of massive stars Raphael Hirschi(30', invited)
Direct and indirect techniques for reaction rate measurements Alison Laird (20', invited)
New indirect study of the 12C16O reaction via the 12C(7Li,t)16O transfer reaction Fairouz Hammache
Measuring radiative capture rates at DRAGON Ulrike Hager
Metallicities in Stars - what solar neutrinos can do Kai Zuber
Probing electron captures on 56 Ni: A new technique to extract Gamow-Teller strengths of unstable nuclei George Perdikakis
Coffee Break  
Session 4. The s process I
Chair: Amanda Karakas
The s process in AGB stars and in massive stars Marco Pignatari(30', invited)
On a physical model for the formation of the neutron source for s-processing Sara Palmerini
The s-process in globular cluster M22: hints for higher-mass polluters Ian Roederer

One minute poster presentations -


Comparing Experimental and Calculated Electron-capture Rates of pf-shell Nuclei in Explosive Stellar Environments

Arthur Cole

The Detailed Chemical Abundance Patterns of M31 Globular Clusters

Janet Colucci

Large sample stellar abundance analyses of Globular Cluster giant stars

Peter Cottrell

A Novel Approach to Model Hybrid Stars

Veronica Dexheimer

Final Fates of Super Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars

Carolyn Doherty

Parametric Studies of the R-Process in Supernova Shocks

Marius Eichler

Constraining nova observables: direct measurement of 33S(p,?)34Cl in inverse kinematics

Jennifer Fallis

Fast Fragmentation Measurements with MoNA and LISA

Joseph Finck

Using neutron-capture abundances as a tracer of Galactic halo formation

Cherie Fishlock

Direct measurement of 4He(12C,16O)? reaction in inverse kinematics

Kunihiro Fujita

A new equation of state with abundances of all nuclei in core collapse simulations of massive stars

Shun Furusawa
Poster viewing with drinks Odd Nubmered
Tuesday 7th August 2012
Session 5. The s process II
Chair: Maurizio Busso
Neutron sources and neutron poisons in the s process Joachim Goerres (20', invited)
Neutron-induced reactions for the s process, and the case of Fe and Ni isotopes Claudia Lederer(25', invited)
New Insights from Observations of Trans-Iron Elements in Planetary Nebulae: AGB Nucleosynthesis and Initial Stellar Composition Harriet Dinerstein
New 90,91,92,93,94,96Zr neutron capture cross-sections Giuseppe Tagliente
First Experimental Constraint on the 59 Fe(n,gamma)60Fe Reaction via Coulomb Dissociation Ethan Uberseder
One minute poster presentations -  

The elusive origin of Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor stars

Carlo Abate

A new experiment on the 2H(?,?)6Li reaction

Michael Anders
Thermal nucleation of antikaon condensed matter in hot and neutrino-trapped matter Sarmistha Banik
Role of hyperon equation of state in core collapse supernova Sarmistha Banik

One-proton breakup reactions of proton-rich psd-shell nuclei for relevant reaction rates in explosive hydrogen burning

Adriana Banu

The other hydrodynamics: modelling gas target properties

Lothar Buchmann

Analysis of low energy elastic scattering data in 7Be+p

Lothar Buchmann
Krypton Isotopic compositions in mainstream SiC stardust grains Joelene Buntain

Modeling the Li abundances of RGB and AGB stars with a new estimate for the 7Be half-life

Maurizio Busso

Using the National Ignition Facility for Measuring Stellar Nuclear Reactions

Dennis McNabb

Variations of nuclear binding with quark masses

Manuel Carrillo-Serrano

A parametrization of the nucleosynthesis in Type Ia supernovae

David Chamulak
Solar System 48Ca, 50Ti and 138La isotopic variations: mixing between grains condensed from the ejecta of n–rich SNe-Ia and O/Ne zone of SNe-II Hsin-Wei Chen

A Low-energy Platform for Nuclear Astrophysics Studies

Siza CHen
Neutron transfer reactions with tin beams and r-process nucleosynthesis Jolie Cizewski
Coffee Break  
Session 6. Nuclear properties for astrophysics
Chair: Ani Aprahamian
Nuclear masses for astrophysics Klaus Blaum(30', invited)
Storage ring mass and lifetime spectrometry for nuclear astrophysics Yuri Litinov
Beta-decay half-lives and delayed neutron emission of r-process nucleiin the vicinity of 78Ni Miguel Magurga-Flores
Recent mass measurements for the r process at JYFLTRAP Anu Kankainen
The resonances of 18Ne seen through proton decay Lidia Ferreira
Lunch including 1 - hour informal session on "Online Support 2 - Tools for Astrophysics"  
SAGA: Stellar Abundances for Galatic Archeology Takuma Suda
SSPP: SEGUE Stellar Parameter Pipeline Tim Beers
INSPECT: Interactive NLTE Spectroscopy Karin Lind Brad Meyer
MESA/NuGrid Pavel Denisenkov
Session 7. High density matter
Chair: Andrew Melatos
The theory of high density matter Jirina Stone (30', invited)
Constraints from observation of massive neutron star to properties of quark matter in quark and hybrid stars Irina Sagert(20', invited)
Is the neutron star's inner crust unique? Edward Brown
Nuclear processes in the crust of accreting neutron stars Hendrik Schatz
Implications for compact stars of soft nuclear equation-of-state from heavy-ion data Laura Tolos
Coffee Break  
Session 8. Novae and XRB I
Chair: Alexander Heger
Nucleosynthesis in classical novae and X-ray bursts Anuj Parikh (30', invited)
Neutron Star Masses and Radii, X-ray Bursts, and their Connection to the Equation of State of Dense Matter Andrew Steiner(20', invited)
Nova Framework: A New Tool For Modeling of Nova Outbursts and Nucleosynthesis Pavel Denissenkov
Observations of X-ray burst Duncan Galloway
Poster viewing  
Wednesday 8th August 2012
Session 9. Novae and XRB II
Chair: Jolie Cizewski
Observations and models of X-ray bursts Laurens Keek(20', invited)
Flame Spread Mechanisms in Type I Bursts Yuri Cavecchi
Radioactive Ion Beam studies of alaphap process waiting points in X-Ray Bursts Catherine Deibel
X-ray bursts Sensitivities Richard Cyburt
One minute poster presentations -  

Low energy ?-scattering experiment on 64Zn and the ? -nucleus optical potential for heavy element nucleosynthesis

Daniel Galaviz

Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VI Conference

Daniel Galaviz

Simulating (successfully?) the Chemical and Dynamical Evolution of Disk Galaxies

Brad Gibson

Producing matter in the baryonic sector from neutralinos in small H2 clumps over cosmological ages

Edmond Giraud

Cross section measurement of the 3He(?,?)7Be reaction at high energies

Gy Gyürky

Heavy elements in the early Galaxy

Terese Hansen

Potential problem with structure of low-mass, low-metallicity stars

Stuart Heap

The Galactic R Coronae Borealis Stars: The C2 Swan Bands, The Carbon Problem, and The 12C/13C Ratio

B.P Hema

A new approach to investigate (p,n) cross sections at astrophysical relevant energies

Daniel Galaviz

Dwarf galaxies and the cosmic chemical matter cycle

Gerhard Hensler

Database for nuclear EoS

Chikako Ishizuka

Rare presolar graphite grains from evolved low- and intermediate-mass stars

Manavi Jadhav

A History of Galactic Nucleosynthesis Using APOGEE Abundances and Kepler Asteroseismology

Jennifer Johnson

Experimental study of resonant states in 26Si and 27P via elastic scattering of 25Al+p and 26Si+p

Hyo Soon Jung

Measurement of the 30S+? system for type I X-ray bursts

Daid Kahl

Neutrino nucleosynthesis for heavy nuclides in supernovae

Toshitaka Kajino

Pair conversion spectroscopy of the Hoyle state and carbon production in stars

Tibor Kibedi

Elastic alpha scattering experiments and the alpha-nucleus optical potential at low energies

Gábor Kiss

The astrophysically important resonances in 20Na and 30S

Gunvor Koldste

Study of level structure on 26Si for the astrophysical interest in 26Al production

Tetsuro Komatsubara

The mass of 82Zn and its presence in the crust of neutron stars

Klaus Blaum

Gamma-ray multiplicity study in 40,43,44Ca(n,g) reactions using DANCE at LANSCE

Hye Young Lee

Two- and three-dimensional simulations of core-collapse supernovae with CHIMERA

Eric Lentz

Study of the primordial Lithium abundance at CIAE

Zhihong Li

Neodymium Isotopic Composition in Single SiC Grains from the Murchison Meteorite

Nan Liu

Coffee Break  
Session 10. SNIa and the p process I
Chair: TBC
Overview of SNIa Friedrich Roepke (30', invited)
The p process in SNIa Wolfgang Hillebrandt(20', invited)
Cross section measurements via X-ray counting for ? process studies Gabor Kiss
On Determining the Metallicity of Individual SNIa Progenitors Soma De
One minute poster presentations -  

Effect of light in the space

Ariel Peveri

Lithium-Rich Stars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Sarah Martell

?-delayed proton emission of 69Kr and the 68Se rp-process waiting point

Zachary Meisel

Nucleosynthesis analysis of a post double degenerate white dwarf merger object - clues to understanding R Coronae Borealis stars

Athira Menon

Weak Nuclear Statistical Equilibrium and the Production of Neutron-Rich Iron-Group Isotopes

Bradley Meyer

The ReAccelerator Facility ReA for Rare Isotopes

Fernando Montes

New Elements in old tools: nucleosynthesis in N-body codes

Guido Moyano Loyola

The r-process in the neutrino-induced relativistic jet of a gamma-ray burst

Ko Nakamura

Core-Collapse Supernovae via the Quark-Hadron Phase Transition as an Origin of Heavy Elements

Nobuya Nishimura

Non-uniform structures in low-density nuclear matter and neutron star crust

Minoru Okamoto

The study of nucleosynthesis by means of scandium45 + p reaction

Takahiro Onishi

Inelastic electronic and atomic collisions in stellar atmospheres

Yeisson Osorio

Study on low-energy resonances of 22Ne (?,?) 26Mg using 22Ne + 6Li reaction

Shuya Ota

The sensitivity of nucleosynthesis in models of Type Ia supernovae to variations in thermonuclear reaction-rates

Anuj Parikh

Error Analysis of Ia Supernova and Query on Cosmic Dark Energy

Qiuhe Peng

The relationship of electron Fermi energy with strong magnetic fields and the x-ray lominisity of magnetars

Qiuhe Peng

Theory of PIL

Ariel Peveri

Progenitor evolution of Type Ia supernovae and the influence of triple stars

Onno Pols

High Resolution Integrated Light Spectroscopy of Galactic Globular Clusters

Charli Sakari

STARLIB: A next-generation reaction-rate library for nuclear astrophysics

Anne Sallaska

The Sulfur Anomaly in Planetary Nebulae and Post-AGB Stars

Luke Shingles

Carbon, nitrogen and barium abundances of giant branch stars of ? Centauri using spectral matching

Jeffrey Simpson

The Distribution Of Metals In Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulations Of Dwarf Disk Galaxies?

Kate Pilkington
Group Photo  
Packed Lunch and Group Excursions  
Thursday 9th August 2012
Session 11. SNIa and the p process II
Chair: Chiaki Kobayashi
Experiments for the astrophysical p process Gyorgy Gyurky(30', invited)
Shorter half-life of p-process 146Sm measured and 146Sm/142Nd chronology of Solar System Michael Paul
Astrophysical reaction rates shape proton-rich, explosive nucleosynthesis Thomas Rauscher
Sub-Chandrasekhar models for Type Ia supernovae and astrophysical transients Michael Fink
One minute poster presentations -  

Modelling CO in the circumstellar envelope of IRAS15194-5115

Christina Smith

AGB Evolution and Nucleosynthesis at Low-Metallicity Constrained by the Star Formation History of Our Galaxy

Takuma Suda

Electron Capture Reactions and ?-decays in Astrophysical Processes

Toshio Suzuki

Variational Method for Nuclear Matter with an Explicit Energy Functional

Masatoshi Takano

Quark beta decay in an inhomogeneous chiral phase and cooling of hybrid stars

Toshitaka Tatsumi

Supernova properties in the early universe

Nozomu Tominaga

Abundance Evolution in Rotating Magnetised Stars

Christopher Tout

Iron Isotopic Abundances in Presolar SiC Grains – A Tracer for Galactic Chemical Evolution

Reto Trappitsch

Dwarf spheroidal galaxies in the Local Group: star formation history and s-process enrichment

Claudia Travaglio

Beta decay of 26P to determine the 25Al(p, ?)26Si reaction rate in novae

Chris Wrede

The power of chemical tagging for studying Galactic evolution

Elizabeth Wylie-de Boer

Recent astrophysical studies at the low-energy RI beam separator CRIB

Hidetoshi Yamaguchi

Background reduction systems for direct measurement of 4He(12C,16O)? reaction

Hiroyuki Yamaguchi

Is PSCNe possible within the local universe?

Norhasliza Yusof
Coffee Break  
Session 12. Core collapse SN, mergers and the r process I
Chair: Karlheinz Langanke
Core-collapse explosion models Adam Burrows(30', invited)
Weak interactions in astrophysics Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo(20', invited)
Gravitational waves and black hole and neutron star formation in core collapse supernovae Christian Ott(25', invited)
Highly r-Process Enhanced Stars: New Perspectives on Old Stars Timothy Beers
Meaurement of the Astrophysically Important 40Ca(alpha,gamma)44Ti Reaction Daniel Robertson
Session 13. Core collapse SN, mergers and the r process II
Chair: Richard Boyd
The obstacles of the r process, the nuclear requirements, and the still missing convincing sites Almudena Arcones(30', invited)
Modelling the inspiral and merger of binary neutron stars Luciano Rezzolla(30', invited)
Evolution of Very Massive Stars and Type Ic Supernovae Takashi Yoshida
r-Process in Jet Ejecta of Magnetorotational Core Collapse Supernovae Friedrich Thielemann
Nucleosynthesis from Black-Hole Accretion Disks: Neutrino Flavor Transformation Gail McLaughlin
Coffee Break  
Session 14. Core collapse SN, mergers and the r process III
Chair: Chris Sneden
A systematic experimental study of r-process nuclei Shunji Nishimura(30', invited)
Observations of SN light curves and implications for nucleosynthesis Daniel Kasen(20', invited)
The synthesis of light n-capture elements at low metallicity Carla Frohlich
The second r-process Camilla Hansen
Nucleosynthesis in Hypernovae and Other Unusual Supernovae, compared with the Abundance Patterns of Extremely Metal-Poor Stars Ken'ichi Nomoto
Observationally determined abundances in Core Collapse SNe and dust John Danziger
Conference Dinner  
Friday 10th August 2012
Session 15. The early universe
Chair: Jennifer Johnson
Observational evidence for the first stars and constraints on stellar models Wako Aoki (30', invited)
Nuclear aspects of Big Bang nucleosynthesis Taka Kajino(20', invited)
Near-pristine gas at high redshifts: a window on early nucleosynthesis Max Pettini(30', invited)
Chemical Yields and Structural/Nucleosynthetic Evolution of Ultra Metal-poor Low-mass Stars Simon Campbell
The two cosmological Li problems : 6Li and 7Li abundances inmetal-poor halo star Karen Lind
Influence of the variation of fundamental constants on the primordial nucleosynthesis Alain Coc
LUNA data on the 2H(a,y)6Li reaction and Big Bang nucleosynthesis Carlo Gustavino
Coffee Break  
Session 16. Galaxy evolution
Chair: Francesca Matteucci
Astroarcheology Ken Freeman(30', invited)
Galactic chemical evolution Gabriele Cescutti(20', invited)
Abundances in globular clusters David Yong(20', invited)
The Galactic Terrestrial Zone Brad Gibson
Timescales for Chemical Evolution: Ages with a New Technique Courtney Epstein
Speech Brian Schmidt (30', invited)
Poster Prizes  
Session 17. Radioactivity and meteorites
Chair: Kujeet Marhas
Radioactivity in the Universe Roland Diehl(20', invited)
The early solar system Meenakshi "Mini" Wadhwa(20', invited)
Lessons from stardust grains Larry Nittler(20', invited)
Nucleosynthetic signatures in meteoritic materials Maria Schonbachler(20', invited)
On the origin of high-density presolar graphite grain Ernst Zinner
Ni isotope systematics in chondrules from unequilibrated chondrites toconstraint 60Fe in the early Solar system Ritesh Mishra