The Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee [NuPECC] has just started the process for the preparation of a new Long Range Plan (LRP) for nuclear science in Europe. A new European strategy document is indeed needed since the last one dates from 2010 and because these documents are important references for research in the field over a period of 5-7 years.
NuPECC, the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (http://www.nupecc.org/) is contributing to the International Year of Light [IYL2015] with a brochure “Light to Reveal the Heart of Matter”.
We would like to show the many facets how the electromagnetic spectrum – light in its broadest sense – is featured in nuclear physics research, from high-energy gamma-rays down to scintillation light and lasers, looking into nucleons and nuclei, and connecting to other fields such as astrophysics and medicine.
Angela Bracco has been voted in as the chairperson-elect of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC), an Expert Committee of the European Science Foundation. Bracco, a member of NuPECC since 2007, will become the committee’s first female chairperson when she commences her three year term – taking over from Guenther Rosner – on 1 January next year.
Bracco, full professor of physics at the University of Milan, Italy, is a renowned expert in the field of nuclear structure. She has been the spokesperson of several experiments at a number of laboratories, including: Legnaro National…