ChETEC-INFRA Joins IReNA Network for Nuclear Astrophysics

Searching for answers to science’s fundamental questions requires not only team effort, but the effort of multiple teams across multiple countries. In its quest to answer questions about the evolution and properties of cosmic matter and the origin of the world’s chemical elements, the International Research Network for Nuclear Astrophysics (IReNA) welcomes ChETEC-INFRA as a new member, expanding the network to nine institutions.

World map with lines showing the connections between IReNA partner institutions.
IReNA is a network of nine international networks for research in nuclear astrophysics. (Credit: Facility for Rare Isotope Beams)

Since its founding in 2019, IReNA has improved communication across countries and disciplines to take advantage of developments in astronomy, nuclear experiments, and theory. It is enabled by the National Science Foundation’s AccelNet program dedicated to support strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad. IReNA employs a novel mechanism of connecting regional research networks across the world into a global network of networks.

Nuclear astrophysics is a multidisciplinary field that addresses scientific questions at the intersection of nuclear physics and astrophysics. Research networks connecting nuclear physicists, astronomers, and modelers are key to making progress.

“We are excited to partner with IReNA to accelerate progress in our field”

Daniel Bemmerer, Project Coordinator ChETEC-INFRA

IReNA allows its new member networks to expand their access to laboratories and telescopes. In turn, IReNA benefits from the expanded pool of expertise and resources provided by the new member networks. With ChETEC-INFRA, Transnational Access to 13 European facilities for nuclear astrophysics research is open for world-wide scientific proposals. Its monthly SNAQs schools are organized online and open to all participants.

Further Information

IReNA web site:

IReNA Press Release: IReNA Welcomes New Partners to Expand Science Potential

Press Release at HZDR (in German): IReNA: Das Netzwerk der Netzwerke