Announcement of FINUSTAR-2 Conference

Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

September 10-14, 2007

In light of the enthusiastic response of the international nuclear physics community to the International conference entitled "Frontiers In NUclear STructure, Astrophysics and Reactions" (FINUSTAR), we are organizing the second one of the series, FINUSTAR-2, at Agios Nikolaos, Crete, on September 10-14, 2007. Like the previous conference, FINUSTAR-2 aims at covering a wide spectrum of research activities, both theoretical and experimental, in nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics and nuclear reactions, that have been interfering strongly over the last years mainly by the utilization of common instrumentation and research facilities.

With this in mind, FINUSTAR-2 will cover many topics such as:
* Nuclear structure at the extremes
* Collective phenomena and phase transitions in nuclei
* Synthesis and structure of the heaviest elements
* Exotic excitations (wobbling, magnetic rotation, band termination and beyond, ... )
* Nuclear masses and ground state properties.
* Ab-initio calculations and the shell model.
* Developments in mean field theories, cluster models and molecular dynamics.
* Nucleon scattering and reaction dynamics of light and heavy ions at low and intermediate energies.
* Nuclear reactions off stability and indirect methods.
* Weak-interaction processes in nuclear astrophysics - Neutrino physics.
* Nucleosynthesis in the cosmos and nuclear physics aspects.
* Radioactive and exotic relativistic beams.
* Facilities and instrumentation for the future.

The conference venue is the Iberostar Mirabello Beach Hotel (4*) located on the northern coast 2 Km north of the town of Aghios Nikolaos and about 70 Km east of the capital city of Heraklion. The conference will start on Monday morning (September 10) and end on Friday afternoon (September 14). A welcome reception will take place on Sunday evening, September 9. The conference banquet will be held on Thursday evening, September 13. The proceedings of the conference will be published and the name of the publisher as well as detailed information on fees, accommodation costs and deadlines will be announced in the forthcoming circular.

R. Julin (University of Jyvaeskyla)
S. Harissopulos (NCSR Demokritos, Athens)
P. Demetriou (NCSR Demokritos, Athens)

December 22, 2006