June 10-14, 2024

Fifth International Workshop on “State of the Art in Nuclear Cluster Physics”


The fifth international workshop on “State of the Art in Nuclear Cluster Physics” (SOTANCP5) will be held in Hvar, during June 10-14, 2024. This is the fifth workshop in the series that started in Strasbourg in 2008 and continued in Brussels in 2010, Yokohama in 2014, and then Galveston in 2018. The conference is jointly organized by the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb and Ruđer Bošković Institute.

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to February 19, 2024.

The program will consist of invited and contributed presentations, along with poster sessions. The list of invited speakers includes:

Marlène Assié (IJCLab, Orsay, France)

Jack Bishop (University of Birmingham, UK)

Jesus Casal (University of Sevilla, Spain)

Lorenzo Corradi* (LNL, Italy)

Daniele Dell’Aquila (University of Naples, Italy)

Alessia Di Pietro (LNS, Italy)

Martin Freer (University of Birmingham, UK) - Summary talk

Moshe Gai (University of Connecticut, USA)

Eduardo Garrido (CSIC Madrid, Spain)

Alain Goasduff (LNL, Italy)

Hironori Iwasaki (FRIB, USA)

Rituparna Kanungo (St. Mary’s University, Canada)

Takahiro Kawabata (Osaka University, Japan)

Elias Khan (IJCLab, France)

Masaaki Kimura (RIKEN, Japan) - Keynote talk on theory

Alison Laird (University of York, UK)

Miguel Marqués (LPC Caen, France)

Takaharu Otsuka* (Tokyo University, Japan)

Grigory Rogachev (Texas A&M, USA) - Keynote talk on experiment

Robin Smith (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

Junki Tanaka (RIKEN, Japan)

Stefan Typel (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Zaihong Yang (Peking University, China)

Bo Zhou (Fudan University, China)

* to be confirmed

Scientific Topics:

Cluster structures and many-body correlations in stable and unstable nuclei
Clustering aspects of nuclear reactions and resonances
Alpha condensates and analogy with condensed matter approaches
Role of tensor force in cluster physics and ab initio approaches
Nucleon-nucleon correlations
Clustering in hypernuclei
Nuclear fission, superheavy nuclei, and cluster decay
Nuclear clusters in nuclear astrophysics
Clustering in nuclear matter and neutron stars
Clustering in hadron and atomic physics

Program Overview

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Important Dates

Abstract submissions open: December 15, 2023
Deadline for abstract submission: February 19, 2024
Notification to contributors: March 2024
Early bird registration deadline: April 10, 2024
Final registration deadline: May 10, 2024

Important Dates



Hotel Amfora Hvar

5, Ulica Biskupa Jurja Dubokovica Hvar, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija Hrvatska, 21450

Registration period

December 15, 2023 - 07:00 until May 10, 2024 - 23:59

Submission period

December 15, 2023 - 07:00 until February 19, 2024 - 23:59

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact sotancp5@irb.hr .