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Horizons: nuclear astrophysics in the 2020s and beyond

Schatz, H.; Becerril Reyes, A. D.; Best, A.; Brown, E. F.; Chatziioannou, K.; Chipps, K. A.; Deibel, C. M.; Ezzeddine, R.; Galloway, D. K.; Hansen, C. J.; Herwig, F.; Ji, A. P.; Lugaro, M.; Meisel, Z.; Norman, D.; Read, J. S.; Roberts, L. F.; Spyrou, A.; Tews, I.; Timmes, F. X.; Travaglio, C.; Vassh, N.; Abia, C.; Adsley, P.; Agarwal, S.; Aliotta, M.; Aoki, W.; Arcones, A.; Aryan, A.; Bandyopadhyay, A.; Banu, A.; Bardayan, D. W.; Barnes, J.; Bauswein, A.; Beers, T. C.; Bishop, J.; Boztepe, T.; Côté, B.; Caplan, M. E.; Champagne, A. E.; Clark, J. A.; Couder, M.; Couture, A.; de Mink, S. E.; Debnath, S.; deBoer, R. J.; den Hartogh, J.; Denissenkov, P.; Dexheimer, V.; Dillmann, I.; Escher, J. E.; Famiano, M. A.; Farmer, R.; Fisher, R.; Fröhlich, C.; Frebel, A.; Fryer, C.; Fuller, G.; Ganguly, A. K.; Ghosh, S.; Gibson, B. K.; Gorda, T.; Gourgouliatos, K. N.; Graber, V.; Gupta, M.; Haxton, W. C.; Heger, A.; Hix, W. R.; Ho, W. C.G.; Holmbeck, E. M.; Hood, A. A.; Huth, S.; Imbriani, G.; Izzar...


H. Schatz

A. D. Becerril Reyes

A. Best

E. F. Brown

K. Chatziioannou

K. A. Chipps

C. M. Deibel

R. Ezzeddine

D. K. Galloway

C. J. Hansen

F. Herwig

A. P. Ji

M. Lugaro

Z. Meisel

D. Norman

J. S. Read

L. F. Roberts

A. Spyrou

I. Tews

F. X. Timmes

C. Travaglio

N. Vassh

C. Abia

P. Adsley

S. Agarwal

M. Aliotta

W. Aoki

A. Arcones

A. Aryan

A. Bandyopadhyay

A. Banu

D. W. Bardayan

J. Barnes

A. Bauswein

T. C. Beers

J. Bishop

T. Boztepe

B. Côté

M. E. Caplan

A. E. Champagne

J. A. Clark

M. Couder

A. Couture

S. E. de Mink

S. Debnath

R. J. deBoer

J. den Hartogh

P. Denissenkov

V. Dexheimer

I. Dillmann

J. E. Escher

M. A. Famiano

R. Farmer

R. Fisher

C. Fröhlich

A. Frebel

C. Fryer

G. Fuller

A. K. Ganguly

S. Ghosh

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Professor Brad Gibson
Head of Dept, Physics & Maths; Director, E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics

T. Gorda

K. N. Gourgouliatos

V. Graber

M. Gupta

W. C. Haxton

A. Heger

W. R. Hix

W. C.G. Ho

E. M. Holmbeck

A. A. Hood

S. Huth

G. Imbriani

R. G. Izzard

R. Jain

H. Jayatissa

Z. Johnston

T. Kajino

A. Kankainen

G. G. Kiss

A. Kwiatkowski

M. La Cognata

A. M. Laird

L. Lamia

P. Landry

E. Laplace

K. D. Launey

D. Leahy

G. Leckenby

A. Lennarz

B. Longfellow

A. E. Lovell

W. G. Lynch

S. M. Lyons

K. Maeda

E. Masha

C. Matei

J. Merc

B. Messer

F. Montes

M. Pignatari


Nuclear astrophysics is a field at the intersection of nuclear physics and astrophysics, which seeks to understand the nuclear engines of astronomical objects and the origin of the chemical elements. This white paper summarizes progress and status of the field, the new open questions that have emerged, and the tremendous scientific opportunities that have opened up with major advances in capabilities across an ever growing number of disciplines and subfields that need to be integrated. We take a holistic view of the field discussing the unique challenges and opportunities in nuclear astrophysics in regards to science, diversity, education, and the interdisciplinarity and breadth of the field. Clearly nuclear astrophysics is a dynamic field with a bright future that is entering a new era of discovery opportunities.


Schatz, H., Becerril Reyes, A. D., Best, A., Brown, E. F., Chatziioannou, K., Chipps, K. A., …Pignatari, M. (2022). Horizons: nuclear astrophysics in the 2020s and beyond. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 49(11), Article 110502.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 10, 2022
Online Publication Date Nov 15, 2023
Publication Date Nov 1, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 6, 2023
Journal Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Print ISSN 0954-3899
Electronic ISSN 1361-6471
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 11
Article Number 110502
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