Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (V) "From nuclei to stars"

July 13 - 26, 2014 @ Sinaia, Romania


The period was chosen to follow immediately the NIC XIII in Debrecen, between 30th June and 4th July 2014. We plan to propose some of the NIC participants to come directly from Debrecen to Sinaia and we plan to offer a one day bus trip across Transylvania between the two locations.
The first week of the event will have a school-like format defined by a series of courses up to 2-4 hours each. It will be aimed at graduate students, post-docs and young researchers. Students from the host country, the surrounding regions and all countries are invited to attend. A limited number of stipends to cover the local expenses for students will be available.
The second week will have a conference-like format, closer to the past format of the Carpathian schools, with 1 hour invited lectures. Students and young researchers will give 20 min. short communications. The goal of the first week is to have lectures from some of the best specialists in the fields announced that would prepare the students for the second part. We also intend to bring to this audience news about ELI-NP, the newest and most important scientific project that happens in the host country and the region.


As a rule, the participants should be supported by their home institution. However, a limited number of fellowships will be available for students (consisting of full or partial local support for 2 weeks, but no transportation). The applicants should provide a short (one page) CV and a letter of recommendation from a professor or senior scientist who supports their application. Applications for fellowships can be made online with letters of support e-mailed to either of the directors; the deadline is April 15th 2014.


The proceedings of the conference will be published with an internationally recognized Publisher (TBD) at about 40 Euro/volume. A booklet of abstracts will be made available at the beginning of the School. For that, we invite the participants who will give lectures and oral contributions to send the abstracts of their papers (less than 300 words) via email to , before June 15th, 2014.

Special events:

A special outreach session in a round table format is being planned for the afternoon of Saturday July 19th. The subject chosen this year is:
"CERN at 60 and the internationalization of science"

Officialities of the host country involved in the research policy and in the management of research and higher education, scientists working at CERN, politicians and representatives of media will be invited to join the CSSP14 participants in open discussions on the above subject. The session will be followed by the school’s banquet.
Sunday July 20th we plan the school excursion(s).