Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics

WE-Heraeus Summer School


10 Sep - 14 Sep 2019


Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany • Prof. Dr. René Reifarth, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics is an exciting field with many experimental and theoretical highlights in recent years. Therefore, training and interaction of our young PhD students and postdocs are important issues for further progress and expansion of our community. Topics of this school will cover the different aspects of Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics from nuclear structure theory to nuclear ground and excited state properties and experimental studies. Nuclear physics is the necessary link between astronomical observations, stellar models and galactic chemical evolution. The impressive progress in astrophysics during the last decades explaining and predicting astronomical scenarios was only possible because of the fruitful interplay between all disciplines. New insights in one field triggered new developments in the other fields. New experimental techniques are typically the response to new predictions and observations. Recent success stories involve exotic objects like merging neutron stars, more abundant red giants or even rather ordinary stars as the Sun.