Program for the 2012 meeting

Sunday 5th August
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
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 12C(?,?)16O 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
Poster viewing with drinks Odd Nubmered
Tuesday 7th August
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
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)
Constraints on neutron star mass and radius from X-ray bursts 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
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
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
Group Photo
Packed Lunch and Group Excursions

Thursday 9th August
Session 11. SNIa and the p process II
Chair: Chiaki Kobayashi

Experiments for the astrophysical p process Gyorgy Gyurky (30', invited)td>
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
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
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
NICXIII & farewell till then!

The LOC is deeply grateful to Richard Cyburt for leading the organisation of the lunchtime sessions.