The workshop on Atomic and Nuclear Quantum Effects Near Threshold will provide the opportunity to discuss quantum effects that affect the cross section of nuclear reactions in low energy accelerator studies and hot plasma environments. The theoretical treatment of atomic and nuclear quantum effects will be discussed and the impact on experimental data will be evaluated to arrive at a generalized approach that combines information on low energy cross sections and reaction rates from accelerator and plasma studies with data from studies of near threshold nuclear structure.

The workshop will take place at the St. Leonard's Hall of the University of Edinburgh from May 31 - June 2, 2023.

Scientific Program:

The following topics will be covered:

  • The physics of electron screening
  • Quantum effects near particle thresholds
  • Coupling to the continuum and the emergence of threshold configurations
  • Present models for nuclear reactions and nuclear fusion calculations
  • Nuclear reaction rates from optical model and R-process simulations
  • Experimental techniques for nuclear reaction studies at low energies
  • Extrapolation techniques into the unknown from observed to unexplored energy regimes

Local Organizing Committee:
Marialuisa Aliotta (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Michael Wiescher (University of Notre Dame, US)
Janet Weikel (University of Notre Dame, US)

International Advisory Committee:
Carlo Bruno (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Maria Gatu Johnson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US)
Gianluca Imbriani (University of Naples, Italy)
Karlheinz Langanke (GSI Darmstadt, Germany)
Witek Nazarewicz (FRIB/Michigan State University, US)
Daniel Phillips (Ohio University, US)
Alexis Diaz-Torres (University of Surrey, UK)
Aurora Tumino (Kore University of Enna & INFN-LNS, Catania, Italy)

St. Leonard's Hall, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
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