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.


"E. Fermi" conference room
Via G. Acitelli, 22 - 67100 Assergi (Italy)

International Advisory Committee
  • A. Aprahamian (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • C. Brofferio (University of Milano Bicocca & INFN, Italy)
  • M. Busso (University of Perugia & INFN, Italy)
  • S. Degl’Innocenti (University of Pisa & INFN, Italy)
  • R. Diehl (MPE - MPG, Germany)
  • A. L. Frebel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Z. Fülöp (MTA-ATOMKI, Hungary)
  • L. Gialanella (University of Campania & INFN, Italy)
  • A. Guglielmetti (University of Milano & INFN, Italy)
  • J. José (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • M. Junker (INFN - LNGS, Italy)
  • T. Kajino (NAO, University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • W. Liu (China Institute of Atomic Energy, China)
  • M. Lugaro (Konkoly Observatory, Hungary)
  • F. Matteucci (INAF - OATs, Italy)
  • R. Reifarth (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
  • H. Schatz (Michigan State University, USA)
  • C. Spitaleri (University of Catania & INFN, Italy)
  • O. Straniero (INAF - OATe, Italy)
  • F. K. Thielemann (University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • C. Travaglio (INAF - OATo, Italy)
  • R. Tribble (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • M. Wiescher (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • P. Woods (University of Edinburgh, UK)

International Program Committee
  • N. Colonna (INFN Bari, Italy)
  • M. Couder (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • P. Descouvemont (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • A. Di Leva (Federico II University of Napoli & INFN, Italy)
  • I. Dillmann (TRIUMF, Canada)
  • I. Domínguez (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  • A. Formicola (INFN - LNGS, Italy)
  • S. Kubono (RIKEN Nishina Center, Japan)
  • L. E. Marcucci (University of Pisa & INFN, Italy)
  • O. Sorlin (GANIL, France)
  • F. Strieder (SD School of Mines and Technology, USA)
  • A. Tumino (Kore University of Enna & INFN, Italy)

Organizing Committee
  • A. Formicola (chair, INFN – LNGS)
  • M. Junker (vice-chair, INFN – LNGS)
  • F. Cavanna (INFN Genova)
  • G. F. Ciani (GSSI)
  • L. Csedreki (INFN - LNGS)
  • R. Depalo (INFN Padova)
  • L. Gialanella (University of Campania & INFN)
  • I. Kochanek (INFN - LNGS)
  • G. Imbriani (Federico II University of Napoli & INFN)
  • F. Chiarizia (secretary, INFN - LNGS)

Invited speakers
  • C. Abia (Granada University, Spain)
  • M. Branchesi (GSSI, Italy)
  • A. Chieffi (INAF - IAPS, Italy)
  • B. Côté  (Konkoly Observatory, Hungary)
  • R. J. deBoer (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • I. Dillmann (TRIUMF, Canada)
  • P. Hoeflich (Florida State University, USA)
  • W. R. Hix (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • C. Iliadis (Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, USA)
  • S. Kubono (RIKEN Nishina Center, Japan)
  • C. Lederer-Woods (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • M. Laubenstein (INFN - LNGS, Italy)
  • K. Lodders (Washington University, USA)
  • C. Massimi (University of Bologna & INFN, Italy)
  • B. D. Metzger (Columbia University, USA)
  • F. Petricca (MPI Munich, Germany)
  • R. G. Pizzone (INFN - LNS, Italy)
  • N. Prantzos (CNRS, France)
  • P. Prati (University of Genova & INFN, Italy)
  • S. Randich (INAF - OAA, Italy)
  • S. Rosswog (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • C. Ruiz (TRIUMF, Canada)
  • M. Schönbächler (ETHZ, Switzerland)
  • F. Strieder (SD School of Mines and Technology, USA)
  • Y. Zhang (Institute of Modern Physics, China)

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