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Nuclear astrophysics is an important interdisciplinary field of basic science that is undergoing rapid development. Its major goal is to explain the complex phenomena occurring in the universe and various astrophysical environments in terms of the properties and interactions of elementary particles and nuclei of which matter is composed. Its research areas are connected to nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology, and large-scale computer simulations, as well as closely related to astronomical observations. In order to better carry out research in nuclear astrophysics, promote international collaboration and academic exchanges in this field, and provide leadership in its development in China, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Shanghai Jiao Tong University established the country's first Center for Nuclear Astrophysics (CNA) on May 29, 2013.

In the next five years, the CNA will expand its faculty and research staff, strengthen collaboration with similar institutions and major laboratories in China and abroad, promote international visits of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, organize national summer schools and other special topical programs, and engage in general science education of college freshmen and high school students.

Executive Committee

Yong-Zhong Qian (Co-Director)

University of Minnesota, USA

Yang Sun (Co-Director)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

International Advisory Committee

Baha Balantekin

University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

George Fuller

University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

Wick Haxton

University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Weiping Liu

China Institute of Atomic Energy, China

Michael Wiescher

University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Guoqing Xiao

Institute of Modern Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Contact Information:

Physics Building
Dongchuan Road 800
Minghang, Shanghai

Phone: 86-21-34202948


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