From nucleon structure to nuclear structure and compact astrophysical objects

Date :From 2012-06-11 To 2012-07-20
Advisory committee :
Local coordinators :Yang Sun (Shanghai Jiaotong University), Chang Xu (Nanjing University), Fu-Rong Xu (Peking University), Shan-Gui Zhou (ITP/CAS, chair), X.S. Chen (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Z.T. Liang (Shandong University), Y.X. Liu (Peking University), B.Q. Ma (Peking university), B.S. Zou (IHEP)
International coordinators :Gianluca Colò (University of Milano, chair), Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo (GSI Darmstadt), Zhongzhou Ren (Nanjing University), Dario Vretenar (University of Zagreb), J.P. Chen (Jlab), M. Pennington (Jlab), J.W. Qiu (BNL and Iowa state University), F. Wang (Nanjing University, chair)

This program is divided into two sub-programs:

Modeling at the interface between low-energy nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics (June 11th-29th)

Nucleon Structure (QCD and hadron physics) (July 2nd-20th)

The first sub-program(June 11th -29th):


 Modern nuclear theory is rapidly evolving from macroscopic and microscopic models of stable nuclei towards vast regions of short-lived and exotic nuclei far from the valley of beta-stability. Properties of these exotic nuclei are particularly important because of their presence in astrophysical phenomena: in fact, theoretical and computational advances in nuclear structure and reactions modeling are directly linked to key questions in astrophysics such as the origin of heavy elements, the physics of stellar explosions, the nature of compact objects such as neutron stars, etc. Many nuclear astrophysics calculations crucially depend on accurate theoretical predictions for the nuclear masses, bulk properties, nuclear excitations, (n,gamma) and (gamma, n) rates,alpha- and beta-decay half-lives, fission probabilities, electron and neutrino capture rates, etc.

The KITPC sub-program “Modeling at the interface between low-energy nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics” will provide a broad discussion forum by which experts from low-energy nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics backgrounds can exchange ideas and promote new projects and collaborations. The program will consist of sessions with talks and short presentations, and meetings of working groups dedicated to discussions and collaborations. The discussion sessions should gather together experts from different fields, to better address inter-disciplinary topics. Some of the discussion/collaboration meetings should focus on technical aspects, including available computer codes and their use.


Specific topics:

1.      Global and specific nuclear structure properties

2.       Nuclear reactions

3.       Weak-interaction processes

4.       The nuclear equation of state

5.       Exotic nuclear structure

6.       The astrophysical site for r-process


National and international advisors:

C. Bertulani (Texas A&M Commerce, USA), S. Goriely (ULB, Belgium), W.P. Liu (CIAE, P.R. China), J. Margueron (France), J. Meng (PKU, P.R. China), T. Nakatsukasa (RIKEN, Japan), X. Hu-Shan (IMP Lanzhou, P.R. China), E.G. Zhao (ITP/CAS, P.R. China).


Tentative international speakers:

G. Adamian (BLTP-JINR Dubna, Russia), N. Antonenko (BLTP-JINR, Russia), N. Chamel (ULB, Belgium), T. Fischer (GSI, Germany), S. Hilaire (CEA, France), K. Kotake (NAO, Japan), B.A. Li (Texas A&M at Commerce, USA), U. Lombardo (Univ. Catania, Italy), K. Ogata (RCNP-Osaka, Japan), T. Neff (GSI, Germany), N. Paar (Univ. Zagreb, Croatia),  P. Ring (TUM, Germany), X. Roca-Maza (INFN-Milano, Italy), S. Rosswog (Jacobs U. Bremen, Germany), H. Sagawa (U. Aizu, Japan), A. Schwenk (TU-Darmstadt, Germany), A. Sedrakian (U. Frankfurt, Germany), N. Van Giai (IPN-Orsay, France), K. Yoshida (Niigata, Japan).


The second sub-program (July 2nd-20th): 


The atomic spectroscopy inspired the atomic structure study and lead to the development of quantum mechanics. The hadron spectroscopy inspired the hadron structure study and lead to the development of quantum cromodynamics. Due to the complication of nonlinear, strong coupling feature, the hadron spectroscopy and structure is still a field for further explorations and one expects new discovery. In recent years there are indeed new hadron states and new facets of hadron structure revealed in different research centers.
This three-week program will have both experimentalists and theoreticians from different research centers and universities all over the world to present review talks and new results. Following the working style of KITPC, there are plenty of free times for participants to discuss and collaborating studies on their special interesting topics.
The main topics to be discussed are:

1.      The long standing problems in the hadron spectroscopy and the new discovered hadron states, exotics.

2.      Form factors, longitudinal and transverse parton momentum distributions and spin structure of nucleon.

3.      Perturbative and nonperturbative QCD approach to hadron spectroscopy and structure.

4.      Lattice QCD calculation of hadron spectroscopy and structure.


Tentative international speakers:

J. Arrington (ANL): Overview of nucleon form factor experiments,

T. Barnes (Tennessee/ONL),

S. Brodsky (Stanford),

V. Burkert (Jlab): Hadron spectroscopy,

J.P. Chen: Overview of nucleon structure study,

F.E. Close (Oxford),

J. Dudek (ODU/Jlab): Lattice results on hadron spectroscopy,

H.Y. Gao (Duke): Overview of TMD experiments,

M. Garcon (Saclay),

P. Haegler (Frankfurt): Lattice results on nucleon structure,

C. Hanhart (Juelich),

N. Kaiser (Munich),

T.S.H. Lee (ANL),

K.F. Liu (Kentucky),

Ulf-G. Meissner (Bonn/Juelich),

Z.E. Meziani (Temple): Overview of spin structure experiments,

E. Oset (Valencia),

J.C. Peng (Illinois),

M. Pennington (Jlab/Durham): Overview of hadron spectroscopy,

J.W. Qiu, (BNL/Iowa),

C.D. Roberts (ANL),

Yu. Simonov (ITEP, Moscow),

E. Swanson (Pittsburgh),

A. Thomas (Adelaide),

M. Vanderhaegen(Mainz).  


The Domestic speakers will be added later. Contributions are welcome but oral presentation will be selected by the ICB and LCB.


The hadron physics part also gets the support from CCAST and so we can accomodate more young physicists to join the workshop from July 2 to 20 for hadron spectroscopy and structure studies.