HGS-HIRe Lecture Week on Nuclear Structure & Astrophysics - Winter 2013 - Manigod (French Alpes)


January 20-27, 2013


Nuclear structure physics and its applications in astrophysics


Daniel Bemmerer (HZDR)
Claudia Lederer (Uni Frankfurt)
Phil Woods (University of Edinburgh)


Gerhard Burau / Sascha Vogel

Agenda (preliminary)

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Jan 20 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 27
Travel Lecture I Lecture III Lecture V Lecture VI Lecture VII Leisure Travel
10:30-11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00-12:30 Lecture II Lecture IV Participant
Talks II
Talks III
Lecture VIII
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:30 Finalizing
Break Break Break Break
15:30-17:00 Participant
Talks I
Talks IV
17:00-18:00 Checkin Group Project Group Project Group Project Group Project Group Project
18:00 Introduction Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Feedback Lecture Week
19:00-20:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner

Participant Talks

  1. Talk: Bo Mei; Partner: Patrick Grabitz
    The cosmic gamma ray emitter 26Al
    (Roland Diehl et. al, Nature 439, 45-47)
  2. Talk: Peter Katrik; Partner: Leyla Atar
    The 18Ne(a,p0)21Na cross section and its relevance to X-Ray Bursts
    (PRL 108, 242701 (2012))
  3. Talk: Damian Ralet; Partner: Sabine Bönig
    Production of 44Ti in SN explosions
    (adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012Natur.490..373G , adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006A%26A...450.1037T)
  4. Talk: Philipp Schrock; Partner: Vera Gülpers
    Ultra Metal Poor Stars and the astrophysical r process
  5. Talk: Martin Stein; Partner: Marcel Heine
    Astrophysical origins of the p nuclei 92Mo and 96Ru
  6. Talk: Michael Reese; Partner: Juan Carlos Zamora
    Measurement of the decay branching ratios of the alpha-unbound states in 19Ne and the 15O(alpha,gamma) reaction rate
    (Phys. Rev. C 79, 055805 (2009))
  7. Talk: Giulia Guastalla; Partner: Joel Silva
    Cosmic Chronometers
  8. Talk: Martha Liliana Cortes; Partner: Tobias Habermann
    Accelerated expansion of the universe and type Ia supernovae
  9. Talk: Johann Isaak; Partner: Michael Strecker
    The primordial lithium problem
  10. Talk: Christian Stahl; Partner: Bastian Löher
    Catalyzed Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
  11. Talk: Matthias Holl; Partner: Thomas Schönenbach
    Solar neutrino data from the Borexino detector
  12. Talk: Gunther Caspar; Partner: ---
    The 3He(alpha,gamma)7Be cross section, the Big Bang, and solar neutrinos
    (adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012PhRvC..86c2801C , adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010ARNPS..60...53B)

Practical Information


Checkin at the Chalet is open at 16:00 on Sunday, January 20.
The scientific part of the lecture week will close on Friday evening.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late or on your own please contact the coordinator in advance so key pick up can be arranged.


The lecture week will be at Chalet l'Eridan, 74230 Manigod (France).
Manigod is situated at an altitude of 950 m in the french alpes, south-east of Thones, roughly 20 km east of Annecy. If you travel on your own directions can be found here >


We travel by chartered bus to Manigod. Details including schedule and departure point will be provided soon.


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


The chalet does not have official catering. We will self organize breakfast and lunch. Bread will be delivered every morning. Grocery shopping will be organized and help from the participants is expected for and after the meals. Without formal lunch we are more flexible with outdoor activities. We will have full dinner prepared for us by M. Jean Christophe Pergod.
Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) will be arranged on the first evening. Full board is included in the lecture week.

What to bring

Conditions for winter sports are hopefully very good both for cross country as well as for alpine skiing. Please plan accordingly.
Clothing: The lecture week will be very informal, so only casual attire necessary. Please plan for severe weather and winter outdoor activities.
Linen/towel/others: You need to bring your own towel! Furthermore, please bring your soap and hair dryer (if needed).
Sports equipment: Bring your skis, sled, snowboard and red carrot for the snowman.
Sauna: The chalet has a sauna. If you are interested to use it you need to bring your own sauna towel.


A WLAN access point is available. Please bring your own laptop.


Each participant will contribute in a presentation. Subjects will be given in due time before the lecturer week. They will be arranged by the lecturers. The presentation will not be on the own scientific work of the participant but will be connected to the topic of the lecture week. A laptop and projector will be available. In addition flip charts can be used. Presentation time is 30 minutes including discussion.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks,etc.). All meals are included.


Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the lecture week. Please ask the secretary of your official supervisor at the university for the appropriate form.

Special notice

All outdoor sports activities are completely under the participants own responsibility. HGS-HIRe does not cover any costs or takes responsibilities for injuries or damage related to these activities. A waiver needs to be signed by every participant to agree with these conditions at the beginning of the lecture week.


  1. Leyla Atar
  2. Sabine Bönig
  3. Gunther Caspar
  4. Giuseppe Colucci
  5. Martha Liliana Cortes
  6. Giulia Guastalla
  7. Patrick Grabitz
  8. Vera Gülpers
  9. Tobias Habermann
  10. Matthias Holl
  11. Johann Isaak
  12. Peter Katrik
  13. Bastian Löher
  14. Bo Mei
  15. Michael Reese
  16. Damian Ralet
  17. Thomas Schönenbach
  18. Philipp Schrock
  19. Joel Silva
  20. Christian Stahl
  21. Martin Stein
  22. Rainer Stiele
  23. Juan Carlos Zamora
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