Rußbach School on Nuclear Astrophysics, 2016

Rußbach am Paß Gschütt, Austria

Rußbach am Paß Gschütt, Austria

Gasthof Auswinkl Gseng 57 5442 Rußbach am Pass Gschütt Austria.
** Note:  Registration for the school is now closed (Feb. 4, 2016)**

We announce that the 13th Russbach School on Nuclear Astrophysics will again take place at the village of Rußbach am Paß Gschütt, southeast of Salzburg, Austria. The school dates will be from March 06 (arrival) to March 12 (departure) 2016. This school belongs to the European Network of Nuclear Astrophysics Schools (ENNAS). We shall limit the number of participants to about 60 to ensure a convivial atmosphere, and the possibility to share dinners between all participants.

In keeping with its tradition, the school will bring together specialists from the various sub-fields of astrophysics, astronomy, cosmochemistry and nuclear physics with the aim to raise mutual interest and to teach under- and postgraduate students, young post-docs as well as senior scientists interested to be introduced to nuclear astrophysics. The school will be organized in major topical sessions, with dedicated lecture time for basic introduction, presentations of the various aspects of the topic, and ample time for discussions and out-door activities in the Dachstein West mountain region.

Students/young researchers are highly encouraged to give oral presentations. The websites for previous schools, for those interested in seeing a historical overview of some of our previous lecturers, can be found at the following links:
2015 School:
2014 School:

We are presently accepting abstracts and, if you are interested to give a presentation, please use the abstract link in the navigation menu. The deadline for abstract submissions is:  January 31, 2016.

The expenses for the school, including half board (breakfast and dinner), will be about €350 per person in twin-room accommodation and about €410 in a limited number of single rooms. In addition, we will ask for modest registration fees for senior scientists, post-docs and PhD students. There will be no fee for undergraduate students.

The specific site of the school is the Hotel Gasthof Auswinkl, the location of which can be found here.

The Scientific advisory committee of the Rußbach school is composed of:

A. Banu (Virginia)   J. Margueron (Lyon)
M. Busso (Perugia)   L. I. Mashonkina (Moscow)
N. Christlieb (Heidelberg)   U. Ott (Mainz/Szombathely)
R. Diehl (Munich)   A. Parikh (Barcelona)
J. Duprat (Orsay)   R. Pizzone (Catania)
M. El Eid (Beirut)   F.-K. Thielemann (Basel)
S. Harissopulos (Athens)   W.B. Walters (Maryland)
Ch. Iliadis (Chapel Hill)   A. Zilges (Cologne)
  • Adriana Banu
  • Aldric REVEL
  • Alexandra-Ionela Chilug
  • Ani Aprahamian
  • Anthea Francesca Fantina
  • antonello anzalone
  • Christian Iliadis
  • Daniela Vieß
  • David Yong
  • Devika Kamath
  • Diliara Kuzina
  • Francesca Romana Pantaleo
  • Gallino Roberto
  • Ge zhuang
  • George Angelou
  • Giovanni Luca Guardo
  • Hassan Fattahi
  • Hidetoshi Yamaguchi
  • Hirokazu Sasaki
  • Ian Murray
  • Ionut-Catalin Stefanescu
  • Jan Mayer
  • Jean Duprat
  • Jirina Stone
  • John Dermigny
  • Karl-Ludwig Kratz
  • Laura La Fauci
  • Livius Trache
  • Lori Downen
  • Lucia Anna Damone
  • Marco La Cognata
  • Maria Letizia Sergi
  • Matej Lipoglavsek
  • Melanie Hampel
  • Mounib ELEid
  • Nicholas Stone
  • Nicolas de Séréville
  • Nils Paar
  • olivier SORLIN
  • Oscar Trippella
  • Peter Moller
  • Philipp Scholz
  • Richard Longland
  • Roland Diehl
  • Rosario Gianluca Pizzone
  • Sara Bisterzo
  • Sean Hunt
  • Sergio Cristallo
  • Shawn Bishop
  • Simone Sanfilippo
  • Susanne Kreim
  • Thomas Aumann
  • Toshio Suzuki
  • Tudor Dana
  • Ulrich Ott
  • Umberto Battino
    • 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
      Registration: Registration Occurs at Hotel-Landhaus Ausswinkl

      Registration occurs at the Hotel-Landhaus Auswinkl

    • 7:00 PM 7:45 PM
      Registration: Welcome Cocktail

      Registration occurs at the Hotel-Landhaus Auswinkl

    • 7:45 PM 11:45 PM
      Registration: Dinner

      Registration occurs at the Hotel-Landhaus Auswinkl

    • 8:30 AM 8:50 AM
      Welcome Talk 20m
      Speaker: Organizers
    • 8:50 AM 9:50 AM
      Introduction to Nuclear Astrophysics (I) 1h
      Speaker: Ch. Iliadis
    • 9:50 AM 10:10 AM
      Coffee Break 20m

      Wake up, smell the roses. And get talking to your colleagues.

    • 10:10 AM 11:00 AM
      Introduction to nuclear astrophysics (II) 50m
      Speaker: Ch. Iliadis
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Chemical abundances in the most metal-poor stars (I) 1h
      Speaker: D. Yong
    • 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Afternoon Break 4h

      From 13:30 -- 15:00: Visit of the Fossil Exhibition in Russbach-Gseng (register in morning coffee break)

    • 4:00 PM 4:50 PM
      Chemical abundances in the most metal-poor stars (II) 50m
      Speaker: D. Yong
    • 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 5:10 PM 5:55 PM
      The Trojan Horse Method and its main features for experimental nuclear astrophysics 45m
      Speaker: M. L. Sergi
    • 5:55 PM 6:25 PM
      Application of the THM to resonance reactions and implications for stellar nucleosynthesis 30m
      Speaker: M. La Cognata
    • 6:25 PM 7:10 PM
      Experimental study on astrophysics reactions with low-energy RI beams 45m
      Speaker: H. Yamaguchi
    • 7:10 PM 7:40 PM
      An alternative description of electron screening 30m
      Speaker: M. Lipoglavsek
    • 7:50 PM 12:50 AM
      Dinner 5h

      20:45 Apres-ski party at the "Schirmbar"

    • 8:30 AM 9:25 AM
      Nuclear astrophysics with stable particle beams 55m
      Speaker: R. Longland
    • 9:25 AM 10:10 AM
      Astrophysical Studies with the ALTO's Split-Pole Spectrometer 45m
      Speaker: N. De Sereville
    • 10:10 AM 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 10:30 AM 11:20 AM
      Determination of key astrophysical photonuclear reaction cross sections towards understanding the origin of p-nuclei 50m
      Speaker: A. Banu
    • 11:20 AM 11:40 AM
      Partial cross sections of the 92Mo(p,g) reaction and the gamma strength of 93Tc 20m
      Speaker: J. Mayer
    • 11:40 AM 12:00 PM
      Experimental studies of the alpha-optical-model potential as nuclear-physics input for gamma-process nucleosynthesis 20m
      Speaker: P. Scholz
    • 12:00 PM 3:45 PM
      Afternoon Break 3h 45m
    • 3:45 PM 4:05 PM
      gamma-ray spectroscopy using a binned likelihood approach 20m
      Speaker: J. Dermigny
    • 4:05 PM 4:25 PM
      The evaluation of 29Si(p,g)30P and its relevance to classical Nova presolar grains 20m
      Speaker: L. Downen
    • 4:45 PM 5:05 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 5:05 PM 5:45 PM
      Probing properties of dense matter with neutron stars 40m
      Speaker: A, F. Fantina
    • 5:45 PM 6:15 PM
      Magnetism in neutron stars 30m
      Speaker: N. Stone
    • 6:25 PM 1:25 AM
      Dinner and Hike to Franl Alm; Live music, dinner and dancing 7h
    • 9:10 AM 10:00 AM
      s-Processing in AGB stars: the last 10 years 50m
      Speaker: S. Cristallo
    • 10:00 AM 10:25 AM
      Abundances in evolved low-mass stars as observed after the AGB 25m
      Speaker: D. Kamath
    • 10:25 AM 10:45 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 10:45 AM 11:20 AM
      Galactic chemical evolution: the impact of AGB stars 35m
      Speaker: S. Bisterzo
    • 11:20 AM 12:00 PM
      Application of a new simulation-based convective boundary mixing model for AGB star and accreting white dwarf evolution 40m
      Speaker: U. Battino
    • 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Afternoon Break: Sleigh Ride or Cable-Car to Hornspitz (Booking until Tuesday) 4h
    • 4:00 PM 4:35 PM
      s-Processing on first principles and its observational constraints 35m
      Speaker: O. Tripella
    • 4:35 PM 4:55 PM
      Status of the direct measurements of 18O(p,g)19F cross section at energies of astrophysical interest at LUNA 20m
      Speaker: F. R. Pantaleo
    • 4:55 PM 5:15 PM
      The 22Ne(p,g)23Na reaction studies at LUNA 20m
      Speaker: D. Piatti
    • 5:15 PM 5:35 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 5:35 PM 5:55 PM
      Planned measurements of the 22Ne(a.n)25Mg and 22Ne(a,g)26Mg reaction 20m
      Speaker: S. Hunt
    • 5:55 PM 6:35 PM
      Indirect experimental methods for nuclear astrophysics 40m
      Speaker: L. Trache
    • 6:35 PM 6:55 PM
      Experiments in IFIN-HH to determine reaction cross sections for the 13C + 12C system through direct measurements at very low energies 20m
      Speaker: A. I. Chilug
    • 6:55 PM 7:15 PM
      Measurement of 13C + 12C fusion cross section at deep sub-barrier energies in IFIN-HH: activation measurements 20m
      Speaker: D. Tudor
    • 7:30 PM 12:30 AM
      Dinner 5h
    • 8:30 AM 9:10 AM
      Precision mass measurements for nuclear astrophysics 40m
      Speaker: S. Kreim
    • 9:10 AM 9:30 AM
      Mass measurements of exotic nuclei via storage rings in Asia and the inpact on nuclear astrophysics -- Rare RI Ring at RIKEN and CSRe in IMP 20m
      Speaker: Z. Ge
    • 9:30 AM 9:50 AM
      Future prospects of mass measurements on neutron-rich nuclei at RIKEN SLOWRI utilizing MR-ToF 20m
      Speaker: I. Murray
    • 9:50 AM 10:10 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 10:10 AM 10:55 AM
      Individual nuclear properties and their impact on r-process nucleosynthesis 45m
      Speaker: A. Aprahamian
    • 10:55 AM 11:40 AM
      Primitive interplanetary samples: from cometary ices to Antarctic snow 45m
      Speaker: J. Duprat
    • 11:40 AM 12:05 PM
      Studies of the magnetic propertiesof sedementary rocks for the detection of cosmic dust and magnetotactic bacteria 25m
      Speaker: D. Kuzina
    • 12:05 PM 3:30 PM
      Afternoon Break 3h 25m
    • 3:30 PM 4:20 PM
      Isotope abundance anomalies in meteorites -- their recognition and interpretation 50m
      Speaker: U. Ott
    • 4:20 PM 4:40 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 4:40 PM 5:25 PM
      Ba isotopic compositions in metal-poor halo stars and presolar SiC X-grains 45m
      Speaker: K.-L. Kratz
    • 5:55 PM 6:50 PM
      Stellar ages in the Kepler era 55m
      Speaker: G. Angelou
    • 7:00 PM 2:00 AM
      Dinner: Live music; Alpen-Reggae with "Los Luceritos" and dancing 7h
    • 8:30 AM 9:25 AM
      Low energy nuclear structure modeling: can it be improved? 55m
      Speaker: J. Stone
    • 9:25 AM 10:10 AM
      Relativistic nuclear energy density functional for astrophysical applications 45m
      Speaker: N. Paar
    • 10:10 AM 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 10:30 AM 11:15 AM
      The new mass model FRDM(2012): benchmarks and evaluation 45m
      Speaker: P. Möller
    • 11:15 AM 12:00 PM
      Nuclear weak rates at stellar environments: nucleosynthesis and evolution of stars 45m
      Speaker: T. Suzuki
    • 12:00 PM 3:45 PM
      Afternoon Break 3h 45m
    • 3:45 PM 4:30 PM
      The dipole response of exotic nuclei and the nuclear symmetry energy 45m
      Speaker: T. Aumann
    • 4:30 PM 4:50 PM
      Studies of neutron correlations towards the continuum 20m
      Speaker: A. Revel
    • 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 5:10 PM 5:30 PM
      Collective neutrino-flavor oscillations and application to supernova nucleosynthesis 20m
      Speaker: H. Sasaki
    • 5:30 PM 6:15 PM
      Cosmic gamma-ray spectroscopy: the INTEGRAL legacy 45m
      Speaker: R. Diehl
    • 7:00 PM 2:00 AM
      Dinner & Farewell Party 7h