The purpose of the meeting is to stimulate interdisciplinary discussions about common projects and interests in the wider field of nuclear astrophysics. Themes range from astronomical measurements of isotopic abundances in cosmic sites through laboratory measurements of nuclear reaction rates and their understanding and application using nuclear theory through modeling of cosmic sources of new isotopes such as stars and their explosions, then last but not least putting all this together in descriptions and analyses of abundance (chemical) evolution, and to better understand how cosmic nuclear reactions shape cosmic objects such as stars, supernova and neutron stars and high-energy events therein.

This meeting is intended as stimulus and exchange among the various science groups, as they often specialize in few aspects of the field, and therefore must adopt knowledge about the interlinked physical processes in other fields of nuclear astrophysics as listed above. The conference will start late Tuesday morning and end mid-afternoon on the second day, so that travel should be possible on these days and only one overnight stay is required.

A few overview talks have been solicited about the major fields, and form the meeting skeleton; these are intended to summarize the specific theme in its specific interdisciplinary issues of this particular field; they are not intended to provide educational reviews, but rather should also address the position of German science groups in that theme. These 20-minute talks are supplemented by a few shorter contributed talks to add specific group work or themes. The discussions on how to collaborate and better address the cross-field issues are a main goal of this meeting, and are scheduled to close each major field session. Discussions will also address funding/proposal ideas, and this will also have two sessions.

Almudena Arcones (
Roland Diehl (

This workshop is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through SFB 1245 and Helmholtz Young Investigator Group VH-NG-825.


Carlo Abate, Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn
Almudena Arcones, TU Darmstadt
Daniel Bemmerer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Maria Bergemann, MPI Astronomie, Heidelberg
Luke Bovard, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Norbert Christlieb, Landessternwarte, Heidelberg
Roland Diehl, MPI extraterrestrische Physik Garching
Thomas Faestermann, TU München
Camilla J. Hansen, TU Darmstadt
Kai Hebeler, TU Darmstadt
Michael Heil, GSI Darmstadt
Peter Hoppe, MPI Chemie, Mainz
Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo, TU Darmstadt
Norbert Pietralla, TU Darmstadt
Martin Pohl, DESY Zeuthen / Universität Potsdam
Rene Reifarth, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Luciano Rezzolla, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Fritz Röpke, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg
Jurgen Schaffner-Bielich, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Philipp Scholz, Universität zu Köln
Friedel Thielemann, Universität Basel, CH
Stephan Typel, GSI Darmstadt


Science Workshop "Nuclear Astrophysics in Germany"
Darmstadtium, Darmstadt (D)
15 Nov, Room: Titanium 2.04
11:0011:15Welcome and Introduction
11:1511:40Observations: Stars across the agesChristlieb, Norbert
11:4012:05Observations: Stellar abundance issuesBergemann, Maria
12:0512:20Observations: Stellar abundance specificsHansen, Camilla
Lunch Break
13:2013:45Observations: Interstellar gasDiehl, Roland
13:4514:00Observations: Presolar grains and meteoritesHoppe, Peter
14:0014:15Observations: Cosmic raysPohl, Martin
14:1514:30Cosmic Compositional EvolutionDiehl, Roland
14:3015:10Discussion: Observations Perspectivesall
Coffee Break
15:4016:05Nuclear Physics & TheoryHebeler, Kai
16:0516:30Nuclear Physics & TheoryMartinez-Pinedo, Gabriel
16:3017:10Discussion: Nuclear Physics Theory Perspectivesall
17:1018:00StrategiesReifarth; Diehl: all
social evening
16 Nov, Room: Vanadium 2.03
9:309:50Nuclear Laboratories and Experiments: HZDRBemmerer, Daniel
9:5010:10Nuclear Laboratories and Experiments: FRANZ, GSIReifarth, Rene
10:1010:20Nuclear Laboratories and Experiments: GSI and connectionsLitvinov, Juri
10:2010:30Nuclear Laboratories and Experiments: Darmstadt's facilitiesPietralla, Norbert
Coffee Break
11:0011:10Nuclear Laboratories and Experiments: Munich TandemFaestermann, Thomas
11:1011:20Nuclear Laboratories and Experiments: Cologne TandemScholz, Philipp
11:2012:00Discussion: Nuclear Laboratories and Experiments Perspectivesall
Lunch Break
13:0013:25Source Models: Stellar and binary evolutionAbate, Carlo
13:2513:50Source Models: SupernovaeRoepke, Friz
13:5014:15Source Models: Compact object aspectsRezzolla, Luciano
14:1514:45Discussion: Source Models Perspectivesall
14:4515:25Discussion: Strategies to support Nuclear Astrophysicsall


The meeting will take place in the Darmstadtium. Here you can find directions to get there:
The seminar rooms are given in the program (see above) and will be given at the entrance of the building on the days of the meeting.