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Schedule & Venue

Date: 26–30 July 2021
Venue: Online + YITP (only students and staffs in Kyoto U)


The growing observation of gravitational waves from binary black-hole mergers provides much information to determine the physical properties (e.g., masses, binary parameters, and populations) of black holes. The information from gravitational waves provides extra constraints on the stellar evolution of massive stars leaving black holes. One key ingredient to model stellar evolution is nuclear reactions, affecting energy generation and nucleosynthesis. The uncertainty on several reaction rates is still significant, which can change the prediction of stellar evolution.

In this workshop, we discuss several aspects of "nuclear burning", focusing on gravitational astronomy, stellar evolution, and nuclear physics. The workshop will be organized jointly between Australia-Japan, but participation from any other countries is very welcome.



Ryosuke Hirai (Monash U), Kunihito Ioka (YITP, Kyoto U), Naoyuki Itagaki (YITP, Kyoto U), Nobuyuki Iwamoto (JAEA), Koutarou Kyutoku (Kyoto U), Ilya Mandel (Monash U), Nobuya Nishimura (RIKEN, chair), Simon Stevenson (Swinburne U of Technology)

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