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Solvay Workshop on "New Frontiers in Atomic, Nuclear, Plasma and Astrophysics"


Brussels, 25 - 27 November 2019 (ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room)

 

This workshop aims to bring together experts from different research fields including atomic, nuclear, plasma and astrophysics to discuss interdisciplinary aspects related to:

 

• Computational atomic and nuclear structures

• Electron correlation and relativity in atomic physics

• Atomic energy levels, transition rates, hyperfine structures and isotope shifts, electron affinities

• Observational atomic spectroscopy in nuclear, plasma and astrophysics

• Atomic and nuclear data in stellar models

• Heavy, Superheavy elements and exotic nuclei

• Negative ions and highly charged ions

 

These aspects will be covered through the following dedicated sessions:

 

    • Nuclear Astrophysics and Nucleosynthesis

    • Stellar Abundances and Atmospheric Models

    • Laser Spectroscopy Studies of Exotic Nuclei and Heavy Elements

    • Computational Atomic and Nuclear Structures for Nuclear, Plasma and Astrophysics

    • Atomic Spectroscopy for Nuclear, Plasma and Astrophysics

    • New developments in Theoretical Atomic and Nuclear Physics

 

 

Invited Speakers

Marcel Arnould (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

Martin Asplund (Australian National U., Canberra, Australia)

Peter Beiersdorfer (LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA)

Julian C. Berengut (U. Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Michael Block (GSI, Darmstadt & U. Mainz, Germany)

Tomas Brage (Lund U., Lund, Sweden)

Charlotte Froese Fischer (UBC, Vancouver, Canada)

Dag Hanstorp (U. of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden)

Hans-Thomas Janka (MPA, Garching, Germany)

Per Jönsson (Malmö U., Malmö, Sweden)

Mikhail Kozlov (Petersburg Nuclear Physics I., Gatchina, Russia)

James M. Lattimer (State U. Of New York, Stony Brook, USA)

Iain Moore (U. of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland)

Witold Nazarewicz (Michigan State U., East Lansing, MI, USA)

Wilfried Nörtershäuser (Technische U. Darmstadt,
Darmstadt, Germany)

Gerard O'Sullivan (U. College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

Bertrand Plez (U. Montpellier, Montpellier, France)

Achim Schwenk (Technische U. Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany)

Chris Sneden (U. of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA)

Eline Tolstoy (U. of Groningen, The Netherlands)

 

Scientific and Organising Committee

Thierry Bastin (ULg, Liège, Belgium)

Pierre Coheur (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Charlotte Froese Fischer (UBC, Vancouver, Canada)

Michel Godefroid (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Stéphane Goriely (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Alain Jorissen (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Per Jönsson (Malmö U., Malmö, Sweden)
Patrick Palmeri (UMONS, Mons, Belgium)
Bertrand Plez (U. Montpellier, Montpellier, France)
Piet Van Duppen (KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium)
Nathalie Vaeck (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

Sophie Van Eck (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

 

Practical information for attendees

Fee and registration

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required (limited space).
To register, please click on ‘Click HERE to register’ at the top right of the webpage.
November 10, 2019 is the deadline for registration.

 

Name badges and WIFI codes will be distributed on site on Monday 25 November from 8:30 a.m.


Contributed talks and poster session

Attendees can apply for a contributed talk (15 min presentation + 5 min discussion).

 

A poster session will be organized on Monday 25 November, poster presentation from attendees is strongly encouraged.

 

If you wish to apply, please send a title and a short abstract (maximum 500 words including references)
to Isabelle Van Geet by email at isabelle.vangeet@solvayinstitutes.be, by 23 September 2019.

Notifications regarding the status of your abstract will be sent once the review process is complete. 

*Please indicate on your abstract whether you would prefer an oral contribution or a poster presentation.

Please use a Word document format using the template below

Word template: abstract.doc

 

Size of poster board: 114cm x114cm (suitable for A0 and A1 portrait poster)


Location

The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine
1050 Brussels (Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room). Click HERE for the map of the Campus.


Banquet

A banquet will be held on Tuesday 26 November at 7:30 p.m.
For those who wish to attend, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first day of the workshop.

An email with the banquet registration details will be sent to all participants in October.


Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.


Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels.

 

Brussels City Center:

Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - Booking.com - Hotel Saint-Nicolas

Hotel Queen Anne - Hotel Bloom - Max Hotel - Metropole Hotel - Plaza Hotel

 

Hotels close to the venue:

U-Residence: 1.2 km (12 minutes walk - tram number 25: 8 minutes)

Hotel Brussels: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Barsey by Warwick: 3,8 km (28 minutes walk - tram number 8: 21 minutes)

Hotel Ibis Styles Hotel Brussels Louise: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Capital: 3.3 km (19 minutes walk - tram number 8: 16 minutes)

 

 

***For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (isabelle.vangeet@solvayinstitutes.be)