The 2021 Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Chemistry will discuss recent advances in nuclear structure and reactions as well as the most promising research areas for a new generation of nuclear laboratories. The focus will be on new phenomena in exotic nuclei and the influence of the continuum on their properties at the confluence of reactions and structure. The connection between nuclear science and astrophysics as well as connections to other fields will be discussed. In the unique format and spirit of the Gordon Research Conferences a large amount of time will be available for formal and informal exchange of ideas and sharing new results to discuss the progress made and the steps for the coming decade. There will be time dedicated for poster presentations, providing for participants to have in-depth discussions on their work. Continuing the tradition started in the 2011 Nuclear Chemistry GRC, a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for students and postdocs will be organized prior to the conference. This two-day event will allow younger nuclear scientists to present their research and network with their peers in a stimulating and friendly atmosphere.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Instrumentation for Radioactive Beam Experiments
- Experiments Redefining Shell Structure at the Extremes
- Nuclear Structure of Heavy Nuclei
- The Origin of the Chemical Elements
- Precision Measurements and Tests of Symmetries with Nuclei
- Precision Computations for Nuclear Structure and Reactions
- Chemistry and Atomic Physics of Late Actinides and Super-Heavy Elements
- Collective Nuclear Structure and Emergent Phenomena
- Late-Breaking Topics