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Plenary session with Twitter stream display for comments and questions (left screen). Picture by Yunju Li.

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The 2012 Nuclear Astrophysics Town meeting was held on October 9-10, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. 150 scientists participated and provided a wealth of material for a white paper laying out a vision for Nuclear Astrophysics.

The working group reports and presentations have been published on this wiki.

A first draft of a white paper has been created: pdf of White Paper
Note that figures are missing, and the formatting is not final. There are also no recommendations yet.

We are now seeking input from the community. Please send comments and text suggestions to your working group conveners or to Hendrik Schatz ( prior to August 1, 2014.

Final discussions of the white paper will take place at the APS/DNP Town Meeting for Nuclear Astrophysics, which will be held jointly with the APS/DNP Town meeting for the Study of Nuclei on August 21-23 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas as part of the NSAC Nuclear Science Long Range Plan (LRP) process. Our white paper will be used as input for the NSAC LRP.


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Town Meeting Goals

  • Identify the compelling (and specific) open questions in nuclear astrophysics and the opportunities to address them in light of the ASTRO2010 and NP2010 decadal surveys and other developments in the field such as new accelerator facilities and observatories.
  • Identify needs in nuclear physics, astronomy, and possibly other areas, as well as needs for cross-disciplinary activities to realize these opportunities.
  • Generate a blue print (white paper) for the future of the field that can serve as input for various assessments and planning exercises, including the next NSAC Nuclear Science Long Range Plan.
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