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Kernz08 aims at bringing together a wide spectrum of research
activities, both theoretical and experimental, that combine nuclear structure
and nuclear reactions, as well as applications such as nuclear astrophysics.
Though these research directions often involve different sub-communities of
nuclear physicists, we have seen that the interplay between these fields has not
only been strengthened in recent years, but should also strengthen and unify
nuclear physics itself.
It is therefore of utmost importance to bring researchers from disparate
scientific groups in close contact in order to a) discuss common problems, b)
present recent results, c) become informed about the latest developments in
theory as well as about the most recent achievements in experiments. To meet these goals and furthermore initiate
interdisciplinary collaborations, Kernz08 will cover the following
scientific topics from both theoretical and experimental perspectives:
- Reactions involving nuclear structures at the extremes (spin, isospin,
deformations, energy, and isomers)
- Halo physics below and above thresholds
- Excitation and decay of collective, isomeric and super-deformed configurations
- Near-barrier fusion, in particular of exotic and weakly-bound nuclei
- Fusion and structure of the heaviest elements (new elements, high K-isomers,
fission barriers, ... )
- Ab-initio and shell-model calculations for reactions
- Nucleon scattering as a probe for nuclear structure
- Production, statistics and decay of compound nuclear states
- Bound and continuum spectroscopy by indirect reactions
- Developments in mean field theories, cluster models and molecular dynamics
- Nuclear pairing and pair transfer reactions.
- Nucleosynthesis in the cosmos and nuclear physics aspects
- Real photons in nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics.
- Weak-interaction processes in nuclear astrophysics - Neutrino physics
- Facilities and instrumentation for future spectroscopy
- Radioactive and exotic relativistic beams