Nuclear Physics, Compact Stars, and Compact Star Mergers 2016,
Oct.17-Nov.18, 2016, YITP, Kyoto, Japan
NPCSM 2016: YIPQS long-term and Nishinomiya-Yukawa memorial workshop on
"Nuclear Physics, Compact Stars, and Compact Star Mergers 2016",
Oct.17 (Mon) - Nov.18 (Fri), 2016, YITP, Kyoto, Japan

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Nuclear Physics, Compact Stars, and Compact Star Mergers 2016

Oct.17 - Nov.18, 2016,
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University,
Kyoto, Japan


First Circular

It is our pleasure to announce that we are organizing a workshop on
nuclear physics, compact stars, and compact star mergers at YITP,
Kyoto, Japan from Oct.17 to Nov.18, 2016.

* Aims and Scopes

Physics of compact stars has been attracting much attention in recent
years and remarkable progress is expected to be made. For instance,
advanced LIGO, which has recently detected gravitational waves from a
black hole merger, will detect gravitational waves from binary neutron
star mergers, and play a key role in understanding the equation of
state (EoS) of dense nuclear matter and nucleosynthesis as well as
supernova explosions. Furthermore, recent observations of massive
neutron stars have stimulated debates on the property of the dense
nuclear matter, such as possible existence of hyperons and quark
matter. Future high-precision measurements of the mass and radius of
neutron stars will shed light on the resolution.

The aim of this long-term workshop is to gather leading and active
researchers both from nuclear physics and astrophysics and to discuss
the current problems and future directions in the physics of compact
stars. We would also like to promote collaborations among researchers
in the different fields. Subjects to be discussed are

1. Core collapse supernova explosions
2. Binary compact star mergers and their observations with
   electromagnetic and gravitational waves
3. Explosive nucleosynthesis in supernovae and compact star mergers
4. Observations and structure of neutron stars
5. Compact star matter equation of state
6. Ab initio calculation of nuclei and nuclear matter
7. Neutron rich nuclei and symmetry energy
8. Exotic components in neutron stars and dense matter EOS
9. Dense quark matter and QCD phase diagram
10. Related topics

* Schedule

The workshop will last 5 weeks in total, including a one-week
conference. More than 100 people are expected to participate in the
conference (capacity of the conference hall at YITP is 120 people
maximally). The remaining 4 weeks are spent for workshops where
participants can hear seminars and enjoy free discussions. The
capacity of the visitor facilities at YITP during the 4-week workshop
is 50 maximally. The main scopes of the workshops are nuclear matter
EOS and neutron stars (Oct. 17-28) and binary neutron star mergers and
supernova explosions (Nov. 7-18). Participants can choose their
favorite dates to stay in Kyoto during the workshop.

* Invited speakers of the conference (3rd week)

Marcello Baldo (Catania), Gordon Baym (Illinois), 
Alessandra Buonanno (Albert Einstein Institute)*, Nicolas Chamel (Bruxells),
Paulo Freire (Bonn), Stefano Gandolfi (Los Alamos), J. E. Grindlay (Harvard)*,
Charles J. Horowitz (Indiana), Dan Kasen (Berkley)*,
James M. Lattimer (Stonybrook), Duncan Lorimer (West Virginia), 
Ken Nomoto (IPMU), Tsvi Piran (Hebrew), Luciano Rezzolla (Frankfurt), 
Bing Zhang (Nevada)
(* to be confirmed)

* Registration, Conference Fee, and Financial Support 

Please make your registration online via
Conference fee in the 3rd week is 10,000 yen (~$100).
There is no conference fee for the workshop weeks (1,2,4,5-th weeks).

If you need financial support, please register by
  August 31 (Wed), 2016
and mark "yes" at the financial support item on the registration.
We will inform you the results by September 16, 2016.

* Organizers:

Akira Ohnishi (YITP, co-chair), Masaru Shibata (YITP, co-chair),
Yudai Suwa (YITP, scientific secretary), Kenji Morita (YITP, scientific secretary),
Toru Harada (Osaka EC), Kei Iida (Kochi U.), Kunihito Ioka (YITP),
Kei Kotake (Fukuoka U.), Hitoshi Nakada (Chiba U.), Yuichiro Sekiguchi (Toho U.),
Hajime Sotani (NAOJ), Kohsuke Sumiyoshi (Numazu CT), Hirokazu Tamura (Tohoku U.), 
Shinya Wanajo (Sophia U.)

Organized by:
Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University

Sponsored by:
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University
Yukawa International Program for Quark-Hadron Sciences, YITP (YIPQS)
Center for Gravitational Physics, YITP



Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics,
Kyoto University,
Kitashirakawa-Oiwakecho, Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto 606-8502, Japan

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