Jun 15 – 20, 2025
Europe/Brussels timezone

Nuclei in the Cosmos (NIC) is a biennial series of Nuclear Astrophysics conferences. These interdisciplinary events gather together several hundred nuclear physicists, astrophysicists and cosmochemists, to review, share, and discuss recent advances (and challenges) in this field, covering broad areas, from the origin of the elements to the nuclear processes that power stars and their evolution. As such, it has become the most important international meeting in Nuclear Astrophysics. Prior to each edition of the Conference, a School for graduate students and young postdocs is also held.

The series began in 1990, with the conference organized by Heinz Oberhummer and Claus Rolfs in Baden bei Wien, Austria, and changes location in every edition. To date, 17 editions of NIC have taken place in different towns, countries, and continents:

1990 NIC I    Baden bei Wien, Austria
1992 NIC II   Karlsruhe, Germany
1994 NIC III  Gran Sasso, Italy
1996 NIC IV   Notre Dame, USA
1998 NIC V    Volos, Greece
2000 NIC VI   Aarhus, Denmark
2002 NIC VII  Fuji-Yushida, Japan
2004 NIC VIII Vancouver, Canada
2006 NIC IX   CERN, Switzerland
2008 NIC X    Mackinac Island, USA
2010 NIC XI   Heidelberg, Germany
2012 NIC XII  Cairns, Australia
2014 NIC XIII Debrecen, Hungary
2016 NIC XIV  Niigata, Japan
2018 NIC XV   Gran Sasso, Italy
2021 NIC XVI  Chengdu, China (online)
2023 NIC XVII Daejeon, South Korea

NIC XVIII will take place in Girona (Catalonia, Spain) in Summer 2025 (June 15-20), and it will be preceded by the usual NIC School in downtown Barcelona, the week before (June 9 - 13).




Palau de Congressos de Girona Pg. de la Devesa, 35 17001 Girona
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  • Jordi José
  • Laura Tolós