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Nuclear Photonics 2018

Brasov, Romania

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Nuclear Photonics 2018 aims at bring together leading scientists, researchers and research scholars from around the world involved in the development of ultrahigh intensity lasers and gamma beam systems, nuclear physics and applications to exchange and share their experience and most recent results in the field. The conference is the second edition of the biennial series devoted to the pursuit of nuclear science and applications with photons.

Scientific program:
The focus of Nuclear Photonics 2018 will be on the following main topics: fundamental nuclear science and spectroscopy, laser–plasma nuclear physics, high intensity laser–plasma interaction, nuclear medicine including radiography and radiotherapy, industrial non–destructive material
imaging and evaluation, isotope–specific, nuclear materials detection and management, photonbased hadron beams and applications, photon–based production of rare isotopes, photon–enabled pulsed neutron generation and science, photon–enabled pulsed positron generation and science, nuclear astrophysics and cosmology, gamma–ray science above the giant dipole resonance, strong field QED.

The conference program will consist of invited lectures, contributed presentations and posters. The posters will be featured in the exhibition for the whole duration of the conference. Posters of young researchers will participate to the Best Posters awards competition. The contributed presentations and the posters will be selected based on abstract submission. The deadline for abstract submission was extended to 28th February 2018. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent to contributors before 31st March 2018. The conference will start on Sunday 24th June, and it will finish on Friday 29th June at lunch.

Conference Chairs:
Nicolae Victor Zamfir (ELI–NP, Romania), Chang He Nam (CoReLS, Korea), Karl Krushelnick (University of Michigan, USA)

Tutorial talks:
At the beginning of the conference a session of four tutorial talks will introduce the general concepts of photonuclear reactions (Andreas Zilges, University of Cologne, Germany), laser–driven particle acceleration (Paul McKenna, University of Strathclyde, UK), high intensity
lasers (Christopher Barty, University of California at Irvine, USA), and accelerator–based gamma sources (Ryoichi Hajima, Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Applications, Japan).
Tutorial talks will complement the scientific program of the conference by providing detailed information on the areas of research related to the main topics of the conference.

Invited speakers:
Alexey Arefiev (University of California San Diego, USA), Franco Camera (University of Milan and INFN, Italy), Dimitris Charalambidis (Extreme Light Infrastructure – Attosecond, Hungary), Gilles Cheriaux (National Energetics Austin, USA), Albert Felicie (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA), Julien Fuchs (LULI, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France), Sydney Gales (Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics, Romania), Fazia Hannachi (University of Bordeaux, France), Calvin Howell (Duke University, USA), Satyabrata Kar (Queen's University Belfast, UK), Hyung Taek Kim (Center for Relativistic Laser Science, Korea), James Koga (Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Applications, Japan), Karl Krushelnick (University of Michigan, USA), Chang Hee Nam (Center for Relativistic Laser Science, Korea), David Neely (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK), Peter von Neumann–Cosel (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany), Sean Regan (Rochester University, USA), Deniz Savran (ExtreMe Matter Institute, GSI, Germany), Kazuo Tanaka (Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics, Romania), Chuanxiang Tang (Tsinghua University, China), Hiroaki Utsunomiya (Konan University, Japan), Luca Volpe (University of Salamanca, Spain)

International Program Committee:
Andreas Zilges (University of Cologne, co–chair), Calin Alexandru Ur (ELI–NP, co–chair), Dimiter Balabanski (ELI-NP), Angela Bracco (University of Milan and INFN), Edward Michael Campbell (University of Rochester), Julien Fuchs (Ecole Polytechnique Saclay), Cameron Geddes (LBNL), Fazia
Hannachi (University of Bordeaux), Takehito Hayakawa (QST), Björn Manuel Hegelich (University of Texas at Austin), Hyung Taek Kim (CoReLS), James Koga (QST), Anle Lei (SIOM), Paul McKenna (Strathclyde University), Mitsuo Nakai (Osaka University), Takashi Nakano (Osaka University), Florin Negoita (ELI-NP), Markus Roth (Technical University Darmstadt), Dan Stutman (ELI-NP), Peter Thirolf (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Anton Tonchev (LLNL), Donald Umstadter (University of Nebraska), Hiroaki Utsunomiya (Konan University), Ying K. Wu (Duke University)

Conference venue:
The conference will be held in Brasov, a city located in the center of Romania at about 180 km north of Bucharest. Brasov is an old medieval city boasting of a rich historical heritage. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it was the perfect place for a medieval settlement. The old city, founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211, is one of the best–preserved cities in Romania. The conference venue, ‘Sergiu Chiriacescu’ Auditorium of Transilvania University of Brasov, is located within walking distance of most of the major attraction points of Brașov.

How to reach Brasov:
Brasov can be reached by flying to Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport. The organizers will provide bus transportation from the airport to ELI–NP and subsequently to Brasov on Sunday, 24th June 2018 and from Brasov to the airport on Friday, 29th June 2018. Alternatively, Brasov can be reached from the airport by using private car transfer companies with on–line reservation or by train from Bucharest railway station.

Registration and abstract submission:
Participants are invited to register and submit abstracts by using the registration form available on the web page. The deadline for abstract submission is 28th February 2018. The registration fee includes the participation to the conference sessions, the book of abstracts, coffee breaks, lunches, the welcome and conference dinners and an organ concert at the Black Church in Brasov.

The early registration fee is 350 Euro before 15th April 2018. After this date the registration fee is 400 Euro.

Payments must be made by bank transfer in Euro (EUR), and shall be free of any bank handling charges. The bank account details are:
Payment beneficiary: IFIN-HH
Bank: Bancpost Magurele
Bank adress: Str. Atomistilor no. 1, 077125, Magurele, Romania
IBAN (EUR): RO94BPOS70903296299EUR01
Please make a copy of the document confirming the bank transfer and submit it to the conference secretariat before May 15th 2018.

Visit to ELI-NP:
On the first day of the conference, on Sunday, 24th June 2018, a visit to the ELI–NP facility in Magurele (Bucharest) will be organized. The conference organizers will provide the transport from the airport/Bucharest to Magurele and from Magurele to Brasov. More details on the visit will be communicated at a later moment on the conference webpage.

Social events:
A welcome cocktail will be organized in the evening of Monday, 25th June 2018. The poster session will be organized in the evening of 26th June 2018. The Social Dinner will take place in downtown Brasov on 28th June 2018. The social dinner will be preceded by an organ concert at the Black Church in downtown Brasov.

A list of hotels in downtown Brasov, most of them within walking distance of the conference venue, can be found on the conference webpage.

Visa information:
Nuclear Photonics 2018 participants are kindly advised to check whether they need a visa or not when travelling to Romania. Further information regarding visa requirements as well as the Visa application procedures can be found in the Visa section of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires web site following this link. In case you need an invitation for the visa application, please contact the organisers at np2018@eli-np.ro.

Important dates:
• Abstract submission will be closed: 28th February 2018
• Notification of authors: 31st March 2018
• Early registration deadline: 15th April 2018
• Registration will be closed: 15th May 2018


Local Organizing Committee:
Kazuo A. Tanaka (co–chair), Ioan Vasile Abrudan (co–chair), Alexandra Cârlig, Andi Cucoaneș, Petru Ghenuche, Violeta Iancu, Catalin Matei, Florin Rotaru, Laurențiu Șerban, Mara Tănase, Ovidiu Teșileanu, Mihaela Badea, Daniel Calaver, Laura Floroian, Cătălin Goran, Dominic Kristaly, Adrian Manea, Ioana Manea, Andrei Mîndru, Sorin Vlase

Gabriela Apetrei (gabriela.apetrei@eli-np.ro), Cătălina Oprea (catalina.oprea@eli-np.ro)

Detailed information is available on the conference website.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Brasov!