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
    • Registration: Registration Occurs at Hotel-Landhaus Ausswinkl

      Registration occurs at the Hotel-Landhaus Auswinkl

    • Registration: Welcome Cocktail

      Registration occurs at the Hotel-Landhaus Auswinkl

    • Registration: Dinner

      Registration occurs at the Hotel-Landhaus Auswinkl

    • 1
      Welcome Talk
      Speaker: Organizers
    • 2
      Introduction to Nuclear Astrophysics (I)
      Speaker: Ch. Iliadis
    • 9:50 AM
      Coffee Break

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

    • 3
      Introduction to nuclear astrophysics (II)
      Speaker: Ch. Iliadis
    • 4
      Chemical abundances in the most metal-poor stars (I)
      Speaker: D. Yong
    • 12:00 PM
      Afternoon Break

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

    • 5
      Chemical abundances in the most metal-poor stars (II)
      Speaker: D. Yong
    • 4:50 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 6
      The Trojan Horse Method and its main features for experimental nuclear astrophysics
      Speaker: M. L. Sergi
    • 7
      Application of the THM to resonance reactions and implications for stellar nucleosynthesis
      Speaker: M. La Cognata
    • 8
      Experimental study on astrophysics reactions with low-energy RI beams
      Speaker: H. Yamaguchi
    • 9
      An alternative description of electron screening
      Speaker: M. Lipoglavsek
    • 7:50 PM

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

    • 10
      Nuclear astrophysics with stable particle beams
      Speaker: R. Longland
    • 11
      Astrophysical Studies with the ALTO's Split-Pole Spectrometer
      Speaker: N. De Sereville
    • 10:10 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 12
      Determination of key astrophysical photonuclear reaction cross sections towards understanding the origin of p-nuclei
      Speaker: A. Banu
    • 13
      Partial cross sections of the 92Mo(p,g) reaction and the gamma strength of 93Tc
      Speaker: J. Mayer
    • 14
      Experimental studies of the alpha-optical-model potential as nuclear-physics input for gamma-process nucleosynthesis
      Speaker: P. Scholz
    • 12:00 PM
      Afternoon Break
    • 15
      gamma-ray spectroscopy using a binned likelihood approach
      Speaker: J. Dermigny
    • 16
      The evaluation of 29Si(p,g)30P and its relevance to classical Nova presolar grains
      Speaker: L. Downen
    • 4:45 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 17
      Probing properties of dense matter with neutron stars
      Speaker: A, F. Fantina
    • 18
      Magnetism in neutron stars
      Speaker: N. Stone
    • 6:25 PM
      Dinner and Hike to Franl Alm; Live music, dinner and dancing
    • 19
      s-Processing in AGB stars: the last 10 years
      Speaker: S. Cristallo
    • 20
      Abundances in evolved low-mass stars as observed after the AGB
      Speaker: D. Kamath
    • 10:25 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 21
      Galactic chemical evolution: the impact of AGB stars
      Speaker: S. Bisterzo
    • 22
      Application of a new simulation-based convective boundary mixing model for AGB star and accreting white dwarf evolution
      Speaker: U. Battino
    • 12:00 PM
      Afternoon Break: Sleigh Ride or Cable-Car to Hornspitz (Booking until Tuesday)
    • 23
      s-Processing on first principles and its observational constraints
      Speaker: O. Tripella
    • 24
      Status of the direct measurements of 18O(p,g)19F cross section at energies of astrophysical interest at LUNA
      Speaker: F. R. Pantaleo
    • 25
      The 22Ne(p,g)23Na reaction studies at LUNA
      Speaker: D. Piatti
    • 5:15 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 26
      Planned measurements of the 22Ne(a.n)25Mg and 22Ne(a,g)26Mg reaction
      Speaker: S. Hunt
    • 27
      Indirect experimental methods for nuclear astrophysics
      Speaker: L. Trache
    • 28
      Experiments in IFIN-HH to determine reaction cross sections for the 13C + 12C system through direct measurements at very low energies
      Speaker: A. I. Chilug
    • 29
      Measurement of 13C + 12C fusion cross section at deep sub-barrier energies in IFIN-HH: activation measurements
      Speaker: D. Tudor
    • 7:30 PM
    • 30
      Precision mass measurements for nuclear astrophysics
      Speaker: S. Kreim
    • 31
      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
      Speaker: Z. Ge
    • 32
      Future prospects of mass measurements on neutron-rich nuclei at RIKEN SLOWRI utilizing MR-ToF
      Speaker: I. Murray
    • 9:50 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 33
      Individual nuclear properties and their impact on r-process nucleosynthesis
      Speaker: A. Aprahamian
    • 34
      Primitive interplanetary samples: from cometary ices to Antarctic snow
      Speaker: J. Duprat
    • 35
      Studies of the magnetic propertiesof sedementary rocks for the detection of cosmic dust and magnetotactic bacteria
      Speaker: D. Kuzina
    • 12:05 PM
      Afternoon Break
    • 36
      Isotope abundance anomalies in meteorites -- their recognition and interpretation
      Speaker: U. Ott
    • 4:20 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 37
      Ba isotopic compositions in metal-poor halo stars and presolar SiC X-grains
      Speaker: K.-L. Kratz
    • 38
      Stellar ages in the Kepler era
      Speaker: G. Angelou
    • 7:00 PM
      Dinner: Live music; Alpen-Reggae with "Los Luceritos" and dancing
    • 39
      Low energy nuclear structure modeling: can it be improved?
      Speaker: J. Stone
    • 40
      Relativistic nuclear energy density functional for astrophysical applications
      Speaker: N. Paar
    • 10:10 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 41
      The new mass model FRDM(2012): benchmarks and evaluation
      Speaker: P. Möller
    • 42
      Nuclear weak rates at stellar environments: nucleosynthesis and evolution of stars
      Speaker: T. Suzuki
    • 12:00 PM
      Afternoon Break
    • 43
      The dipole response of exotic nuclei and the nuclear symmetry energy
      Speaker: T. Aumann
    • 44
      Studies of neutron correlations towards the continuum
      Speaker: A. Revel
    • 4:50 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 45
      Collective neutrino-flavor oscillations and application to supernova nucleosynthesis
      Speaker: H. Sasaki
    • 46
      Cosmic gamma-ray spectroscopy: the INTEGRAL legacy
      Speaker: R. Diehl
    • 7:00 PM
      Dinner & Farewell Party