From 5 to 9 September, CERN is hosting the tenth edition of the Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference (NPA-X). While NPA usually occurs every two years in different locations across Europe, this edition of the conference is the first to take place after the Covid-19 pandemic.
NPA is one of the biggest conferences in the field of nuclear astrophysics, attracting around 150 experts from across Europe, Japan, and the USA from a wide range of disciplines. The conference acts as a bridge between nuclear physics and astrophysics, where experimental and theoretical nuclear physicists, astronomers, astrophysicists, and cosmo-chemists can discuss research and current challenges within these fast-developing fields.
NPA-X is being jointly organised by the n_TOF and ISOLDE collaborations, CERN’s hubs for basic nuclear research, which foster many applications in multidisciplinary areas, notably astrophysics and advanced nuclear technologies.
“Nuclear astrophysics is a mixture of nuclear physics and astrophysics. Researchers in these fields come with very different background expertise,” says Alberto Mengoni, conference co-organiser and spokesperson for the n_TOF experiment. “It is important for these two communities to have discussions and points of contact.”
The conference will be held in the Main Auditorium of CERN, and is open to all who work within nuclear physics and/or astrophysics. More details of the conference can be found here.