ChETEC-INFRA TNA Event on February 28: Transnational Access and the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering

On Monday, February 28, 2022 at 15:30 – 16:30 (Brussels time) the 4th edition of the „ChETEC-INFRA TNA event“ will take place on Zoom: Meeting Link.

After an introduction outlining TNA in ChETEC-INFRA, the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) will be presented. The rest of the session will be available for a Q&A. The session will be recorded, slides and the recordings will be made available.

Questions and inquiries on Transnational Access can also be addressed during the drop-in Office Hours via Zoom.

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: www.irenaweb.org.

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

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

TNA Proposals: Call 4 open until February 17, Q&A Meeting Every Monday

The current call for Transnational Access Proposals to be collected for evaluation closes on February 17. TNA through ChETEC-INFRA offers access to 13 facilities (telescopes, nuclear laboratories and high-performance computing), without access cost for the proposer and with the possibility to support travel expenses.

Prospective proposers are encouraged to contact the facilities to discuss the technical feasibility of their proposal. Each of the 13 facility pages offers a check list with key information for each facility, as well as contact information for the facility managers and the transnational access coordinators.

For questions and information on transnational access, there is also the possibility to join an open Zoom meeting every Monday between 14:30 and 15:00.

Proposals are collected for evaluation every 3 months. After February 17, the next collection period will close on May 17.

ChETEC-INFRA TNA Event on January 31: Transnational Access and the University of Cologne Accelerator Laboratory

On Monday, 31.01.2022, 15:30 – 16:30 (Brussels time) the next edition of the „ChETEC-INFRA TNA event“ will be held on Zoom (meeting link). After a brief presentation will introduce TNA in ChETEC-INFRA, followed by a presentation of the Accelerator Laboratory at the University of Cologne. During and after the session there will be time for questions and answers. The presentations will be recorded, and slides will be made available on this page.

The next collection date for proposals for Transnational Access to the 13 ChETEC-INFRA partner facilities is February 17, 2022.

Update: The event has taken place. The slides are available for download here, a recording of the presentation will be available on this site shortly.

Calendar 2022 Portraits Women Scientists that Shaped Nuclear Astrophysics

A new beautiful calendar for 2022 is now available to be downloaded and printed!

Cover Sheet of Calendar "Women Scientists who Made Nuclear Astrophysics"
Cover Sheet of the calendar. (Image credits available here)

The aim of this calendar is to remind the community of women contributions to science and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

The material originated from a poster presented at the Nuclei in the Cosmos conference in 2018 (the proceedings paper can be found here). The art and design for the final calendar were prepared by Christine Hampton.

The calendar was made first for 2021, translated in 27 languages with some hundred copies printed and distributed to schools. For 2022 the calendar has been translated into 17 languages, with 3000 copies printed and currently being distributed.

The project has been supported by the ChETEC COST Action, JINA-CEE, and IReNA.

You can download and print your own copy, choosing your preferred language among the available translations: Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, or Ukrainian.

Download Calendar “Women Scientists who Made Nuclear Astrophysics” 2022

Further information can be requested by contacting Maria Lugaro.

SNAQs: Does Nuclear Astrophysics probe fundamental physics?

The 8th edition of SNAQs [snacks], the online Schools on Nuclear Astrophysics Questions will be held on December 8, 2021. Lectures by scientists and presentations by young scientists will revolve around the question “Does Nuclear Astrophysics probe fundamental physics?”.

Abstract submission for contributions by young scientists (master and PhD students, as well as young postdocs) is still open until December 1.

Registration, abstract submission and further details are available on the SNAQs December 2021 Indico page.

ChETEC-INFRA TNA Event on November 29: Transnational Access and the Viper HPC Cluster

On Monday, 29.11.2021, 15:30 – 16:30 (Brussels time) the 4th edition of the „ChETEC-INFRA TNA event“ will take place on Zoom. After a brief presentation outlining TNA in ChETEC-INFRA, the Viper High-Performance Computing Cluster at the University of Hull will be presented. The rest of the session will be devoted to questions and answers. The session will be recorded, slides and the recordings will be made available.

Update: The event has taken place. The slides are available for download here, a recording of the presentation will be available on this site shortly.

Third Call for Transnational Access Proposals still open until November 17

Proposals for transnational access to one of the thirteen partner facilities in ChETEC-INFRA in the current third call can be submitted until November 17, 2021. The following fourth call will then be open until February 17, 2022.

Transnational access is open to scientists of all nationalities and based in all countries (with limits on the amount of access given to users outside the EU and associated countries), and is allocated by an independent user selection panel. Further information on the program and the partner facilities can be found on the TNA page. Practical guides on how to apply and contact information in case of questions are available to download on the individual facility pages.

SNAQs: How to interpret stellar spectra?

The 7th edition of SNAQs [snacks], the Schools on Nuclear Astrophysics Questions will be held on November 10, 2021, and will focus on the question “How to interpret stellar spectra?”.

In addition to two lectures on the subject, young scientists (students and young postdocs) are highly encouraged to submit an abstract for a scientific talk on the topic of this SNAQ. Abstract submission is open until November 3.

Registration, abstract submission and further details are available on the SNAQs November 2021 Indico page.