24-29 June 2018
Europe/Rome timezone


This is the Indico page of the 15th International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos. Official website can be found at: http://nic2018.lngs.infn.it/

The conference is the fifteenth in the Nuclei in the Cosmos (NIC) biennial series. The focus of the NIC XV conference will be the cross-fertilization of nuclear physics research with astrophysical topics.

The conference aims to address the current major achievements in nuclear physics, astrophysics, astronomy, cosmo-chemistry and neutrino physics that provide the necessary framework for any microscopic understanding of astrophysical processes, as well as for discussing the future directions and perspectives in the various fields of Nuclear Astrophysics research.

Thus the NIC XV program will consist of invited review talks and selected oral and poster contributions on important experimental and theoretical results in nuclear, particle and astrophysics researches, as well as a detailed and thorough exposition of the modern challenges in nuclear astrophysical scenarios.

In addition a limited number of talks of more general interest about Double Beta Decay, Dark Matter, will be included in the conference program to provide an overview of different aspects of underground physics.

Please refer to conference main site for all information regarding conference fee, registration, abstract submission, travel and accommodation and relevant details.


Dates: from 24 June 2018 16:00 to 29 June 2018 18:00
Timezone: Europe/Rome
Location: LNGS
Via G. Acitelli, 22 - 67100 Assergi (Italy)
Room: "E. Fermi" conference room
Chairs: Formicola, Alba
Material: Abstract form
Additional info:
International Advisory Committee
  • Ani Aprahamian (University of Notre Dame)

  • Chiara Brofferio (Milano Bicocca University & INFN)

  • Maurizio Busso (Perugia University & INFN)

  • Scilla Degl’Innocenti (Pisa University & INFN)

  • Roland Diehl (MPE – MPG)

  • Anna L. Frebel (MIT)

  • Zsolt Fülöp (ATOMKI)

  • Lucio Gialanella (University of Campania & INFN)

  • Alessandra Guglielmetti (University of Milano & INFN)

  • Jordi José (UPC)

  • Matthias Junker (INFN – LNGS)

  • Toshitaka Kajino (NAOJ – UT)

  • Weiping Liu (CIAE)

  • Maria Lugaro (Konkoly Observatory)

  • Francesca Matteucci (INAF – OATs)

  • René Reifarth (Goethe University Frankfurt)

  • Hendrik Schatz (Michigan State University)

  • Claudio Spitaleri (University of Catania & INFN)

  • Oscar Straniero (INAF – OATe)

  • Friedrich K. Thielemann (University of Basel)

  • Claudia Travaglio (INAF – OATo)

  • Robert Tribble (Texas A&M University)

  • Michael Wiescher (University of Notre Dame)

  • Phil Woods (University of Edinburgh)

International Program Committee
  • Alba Formicola (INFN – LNGS)

  • Nicola Colonna (INFN Bari)

  • Manoel Couder (University of Notre Dame)

  • Pierre Descouvemont (ULB)

  • Antonino Di Leva (Federico II University & INFN)

  • Iris Dillmann (TRIUMF)

  • Inma Domínguez (Universidad de Granada)

  • Shigeru Kubono (RIKEN Nishina Center)

  • Laura Elisa Marcucci (University of Pisa & INFN)

  • Olivier Sorlin (GANIL)

  • Frank Strieder (SD Mines)

  • Aurora Tumino (Kore University of Enna & INFN)

Organizing Committee
  • Alba Formicola (chair, INFN – LNGS)

  • Matthias Junker (vice-chair, INFN – LNGS)

  • Francesca Cavanna (Genova University & INFN)

  • Giovanni Francesco Ciani (GSSI)

  • Laszlo Csedreki (INFN – LNGS)

  • Rosanna Depalo (Padova University & INFN)

  • Lucio Gialanella (University of Campania & INFN)

  • Izabela Kochanek (INFN – LNGS)

  • Gianluca Imbriani (Federico II University & INFN)

Scientific Program

The program of NIC 2018 will consist in invited review talks on recent achievements of Nuclear Astrophysics and selected oral and poster contributions on important experimental and theoretical results.
The scientific program will open on Monday, June 25 and will close on Friday June  29, 2018. Agenda will be available on conference main site.


  • Cosmology and big bang nucleosynthesis
  • Stellar contributions to the chemical evolution, hydrostatic and explosive nucleosynthesis
  • Neutrino and nucleus interaction in the cosmos
  • Physics of nuclei far from stability
  • Synthesis of heavy elements
  • Direct observation of nucleosynthesis in stars
  • Study of extra terrestrial materials
  • Nucleosynthesis in extreme environments
  • Techniques, tools and facilities for nuclear astrophysics
  • Nuclear data for astrophysical applications
  • Special topic: particle astrophysics and rare events in cosmos
Supporting Institutions