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Scientific Program

Invited lectures, selected seminar contributions and posters will cover new developments in the study of nuclear phenomena: from low lying shell model states to collective excitations at extreme spins and temperatures, from light to superheavy nuclei, from exotic proton drip-line nuclei to very neutron rich nuclear systems. New opportunities and challenges arising at the radioactive ion beam facilities and the latest experimental methods and apparatus will be presented. We will discuss the role of today's nuclear structure research in the understanding of astrophysical processes and the influence on other disciplines.

The daily schedule of the Conference will be composed of topical sessions each of which will be led by a convener. Each session will include a few invited talks (duration of 20 to 30 minutes) and selected contributed seminars (duration of 15 minutes). There will be also be a dedicated poster session.

Topical sessions and Conveners

"Super-heavy Nuclei", Dieter Ackermann (GSI)
"Collective Excitation Modes", Angela Bracco (Milan)
"Direct Reaction Studies with Radioactive Ion Beams", Jolie Cizewski (Rutgers)
"Shell Structure at the Extremes of Nuclear Landscape", Bogdan Fornal (Kraków)
"Beyond Nuclear Physics", Sydney Gales (ELI-NP)
"Nuclear Theory", Witold Nazarewicz (MSU/ORNL)
"New Results and Opportunities at RIB Facilities", Tohru Motobayashi (RIKEN)
"Beta-decay Studies of Exotic Nuclei", Berta Rubio (Valencia)
"Nuclear Structure at High Spins", John Simpson (Daresbury)

Special lectures

The conference will start with a keynote talk on the "Prospects for exploring the extremes of the nuclear landscape" given by Bradley Sherrill from Michigan State University.
The scientific part of the conference will be concluded with the presentation on "The astronomical future of humankind" by Aleksander Wolszczan, Pennsylvania State University, the pioneer of discoveries of extrasolar planetary systems.

Invited speakers

Anatoli Afanasjev (Mississippi)
Navin Alahari (GANIL)
Alejandro Algora (Valencia)
Konstanze Boretzky (GSI)
Maria Borge (Madrid)
Wilton Catford (Surrey)
Nicolas Chamel (Brussels)
Bo Cederwall (Stockholm)
Gianluca Colo (Milan)
Fabio Crespi (Milan)
Sylvain David (Orsay)
Peter Doornenbal (RIKEN)
Yoshitaka Fujita (Osaka)
Richard Furnstahl (Ohio)
Stefano Gandolfi (Los Alamos)
Magdalena Górska (GSI)
Fabiana Gramegna (Legnaro)
Hans-Werner Hammer (Darmstadt)
Robert Janssens (Argonne)
Kate Jones (Tennessee)

Maria Kmiecik (Kraków)
Silvia Leoni (Milan)
Marek Lewitowicz (GANIL)
Miguel Madurga (CERN)
Adam Maj (Kraków)
Kosuke Morita (Kyushu)
Vandana Nanal (Mumbai)
Pawel Napiorkowski (Warszawa)
Yuri Oganessian (Dubna)
Nils Paar (Zagreb)
Eddie Paul (Liverpool)
Ingemar Ragnarsson (Lund)
Darek Seweryniak (Argonne)
Adam Sobiczewski (Warszawa)
Michel Spiro (CEA)
Andreas Tuerler (PSI)
Tomohiro Uesaka (RIKEN)
Calin Ur (ELI-NP)
Allan Wuosmaa (Connecticut)
Valeriy Zagrebaev (Dubna)
Remco Zegers (MSU)

Contributed seminars and posters

Participants are encouraged to present seminars and posters. Contributions will be selected based on the submitted abstracts by a selection panel composed of the session conveners. See Abstracts for more information.

Social events

A welcome reception and a conference banquet will take place on the first and the last day of the conference, respectively. We also plan a half-a-day excursion to nearby Pieniny Mountains and a barbeque evening at a Zakopane style regional inn with life entertainment and a presentation of the mountaineer folklore.

Participants are warmly invited to take part in easy hikes in the Tatra Mountains National Park organized in the afternoons and lead by certified mountain guides. For those who enjoy swimming the Aqua Park Zakopane complex housing indoor and outdoor geotermal pools is situated just beside the conference hotels.