International Advisory Committee

  • Ani Aprahamian (University of Notre Dame)
  • Chiara Brofferio (Milano Bicocca University & INFN)
  • Maurizio Busso (Perugia University & INFN)
  • Scilla Degl’Innocenti (Pisa University & INFN)
  • Roland Diehl (MPE – MPG)
  • Anna L. Frebel (MIT)
  • Zsolt Fülöp (ATOMKI)
  • Lucio Gialanella (University of Campania & INFN)
  • Alessandra Guglielmetti (University of Milano & INFN)
  • Jordi José (UPC)
  • Matthias Junker (INFN – LNGS)
  • Toshitaka Kajino (NAOJ – UT)
  • Weiping Liu (CIAE)
  • Maria Lugaro (Konkoly Observatory)
  • Francesca Matteucci (INAF – OATs)
  • René Reifarth (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Hendrik Schatz (Michigan State University)
  • Claudio Spitaleri (University of Catania & INFN)
  • Oscar Straniero (INAF – OATe)
  • Friedrich K. Thielemann (University of Basel)
  • Claudia Travaglio (INAF – OATo)
  • Robert Tribble (Texas A&M University)
  • Michael Wiescher (University of Notre Dame)
  • Phil Woods (University of Edinburgh)

International Program Committee

Organizing Committee

  • Alba Formicola (INFN – LNGS)
  • Nicola Colonna (INFN Bari)
  • Manoel Couder (University of Notre Dame)
  • Pierre Descouvemont (ULB)
  • Antonino Di Leva (Federico II University & INFN)
  • Iris Dillmann (TRIUMF)
  • Inma Domínguez (Universidad de Granada)
  • Shigeru Kubono (RIKEN Nishina Center)
  • Laura Elisa Marcucci (University of Pisa & INFN)
  • Olivier Sorlin (GANIL)
  • Frank Strieder (SD Mines)
  • Aurora Tumino (Kore University of Enna & INFN)
  • Alba Formicola (chair, INFN – LNGS)
  • Matthias Junker (vice-chair, INFN – LNGS)
  • Francesca Cavanna (Genova University & INFN)
  • Giovanni Francesco Ciani (GSSI)
  • Laszlo Csedreki (INFN – LNGS)
  • Rosanna Depalo (Padova University & INFN)
  • Lucio Gialanella (University of Campania & INFN)
  • Izabela Kochanek (INFN – LNGS)
  • Gianluca Imbriani (Federico II University & INFN)


  • 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

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.


A poster session will be organized during the conference. Posters can be exposed during the full period of the conference. The best poster presentations delivered by graduate and undergraduate students will be awarded prizes on the last day of the symposium.


Both oral contributions and selected poster will be peer reviewed by a dedicated committee of referees.

Authors of accepted oral or poster contributions will be invited to submit manuscripts for the conference proceedings. After a peer reviewing process, accepted papers will be published in a special issue.