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Joint CNA and JINA-CEE Winter School on Nuclear Astrophysics

December 12 - 17, 2016

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

The focus of the school will be to enhance international collaborations among young researchers from nuclear physics, astrophysics, and astronomical observations. We invite especially graduate students and postdocs with interest in nuclear astrophysics, who would like to learn more about forefront nuclear astrophysics research topics of common interest for US, China, and other international communities.

These include:

- experiments at underground laboratories
- experiments at radioactive beam facilities
- neutrino physics in explosive astrophysical scenarios
- nuclear theory for astrophysics

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Young Scientists Study Group on Neutrino & Nuclear Physics
For Nucleosynthesis & Chemical Evolution

June 29 - July 8, 2015

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Scientific motivation:

Nuclear astrophysics is undergoing a revolution on two frontiers. At the fundamental level, neutrinos have opened up both search for new physics beyond the standard model of particle physics and new windows to observe the universe. Neutrino oscillations have been demonstrated by a number of experiments. Neutrinos from the earth¡¯s atmosphere, the sun, Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud, and unknown cosmic sources have been detected. The next generation of neutrino experiments are being planned to find out the neutrino mass hierarchy, whether neutrinos violate CP symmetry, and whether they are Majorana or Dirac particles. On the cosmic frontier, a number of observations, in particular those about anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background, provide strong support of the inflation--©\based cold dark matter cosmology, which in turn enables ab initio investigations of formation of the first stars in the first galaxies. In addition, there are ongoing and planned large--©\scale surveys of stars in the Milky Way. The rich data they will provide on elemental abundances and dynamics of stars will bring deep insights into not only the origin of the elements, but also the formation and evolution of the Galaxy.

In China, the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) will be both searching for new physics and observing astrophysical neutrinos. The Jinping Underground Laboratory for Nuclear Astrophysics (JUNA) will be measuring key nuclear reactions for stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis. The Center for Nuclear Astrophysics (CNA) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) aims to lead the development of nuclear astrophysics research in China by forging collaborations among theorists, modelers, experimentalists, and observers across the fields of particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, and by training young scientists who will actively contribute to and capitalize the scientific returns of JUNO and JUNA.

In partnership with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics ¨C Center for the Evolution of the Elements, which is funded by the US National Science Foundation to address fundamental questions about the evolution and properties of matter and the origin of the chemical elements, CNA will sponsor a series of activities of several Young Scientists Study Groups. To initiate this series, CNA will host a Study Group on neutrino and nuclear physics for nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution from June 29 through July 8, 2015 at SJTU.

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