Jun 16 – 22, 2024
Grand Hotel Faraglioni
Europe/Rome timezone

We have the pleasure to announce the 12th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics (Santa Tecla School), devoted to the education of young Ph.D. students and young researchers. The school belongs to the European Network of Nuclear Astrophysics Schools (ENNAS), a network made by the European schools on nuclear astrophysics and related areas (the Santa Tecla, the Sinaia, the Russbach school), having the common effort of preparing and educating young physicists in nuclear physics, astrophysics and their mutual relationship in the nuclear astrophysics field.

For such a reason, the school will deal with both various astrophysical issues, ranging from primordial nucleosynthesis to stellar evolution, and nuclear topics, including novel experimental approaches, radioactive ion beams, and indirect methods. The lectures of the school will be given by high-quality level scientists, selected for their didactical skills. The lectures are scheduled in plenary morning and afternoon sessions. In the spirit of the school, large room will be given to young researcher oral contributions. Specific sessions will be allocated to allow them to present their latest scientific results.

A certificate of attendance will be delivered to the students by the Scientific Secretariat. Moreover, for those who are interested in, a session of final exam will be arranged upon proper request.

The school will be held in Acitrezza (Catania) at the “Grand Hotel Faraglioni”, a four star hotel in front of the Ionian sea.
The school is supported by the INFN LNS, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "E. Majorana" (DFA-UniCT) of Catania, Chetec-INFRAIA, Centro Siciliano di Fisica Nucleare e Struttura della Materia (CSFNSM) and NuPECC.

                               The school is also sponsored by "Distilleria Russo Sicilia" and "Frantoio Scalia".




Grand Hotel Faraglioni
Lungomare Dei Ciclopi 115, 95021, Aci Castello (CT)

info: Sicily hosts a number of World Heritage UNESCO sites. Some of them are within 1h from the school venue.

Here is a list (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/&order=country):

  • Mt. Etna Siracusa
  • Pantalica Catania
  • the late Baroque towns of Val di Noto
  • Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina and its mosaics
  • Greek temples of Agrigento
  • Aeolian Islands
  • Palermo Monreale
  • Cefalù arab norman monuments

Many others are still in the tentative list like: Mothya and the Punic ruins and Taormina.

The social trip will take place in a suitable location with a strong cultural value.

The school travel agency (present in the school venue) can help to organize additional trips and excursion for a reasonable charge.