23-28 June 2024
The Nucleus Building
Europe/London timezone

Registrations are now provisionally closed following an overwhelming response.

Registered participants will be contacted soon to confirm their intention to attend the school. Should places become available, registrations will be re-opened in due course.



The AZURE2 R-matrix code has become widely used in the nuclear astrophysics community, as an accurate and robust framework for calculating reaction rates from experimental cross section data.

We have found that the best way for participants to learn the R-matrix technique and the AZURE2 code is by having them work through various example analyses. We will draw on classic example calculations from the literature as well as take requests from participants. In addition, we will introduce the new Bayesian R-matrix Inference Code Kit (BRICK), a state-of-the-art software package used for uncertainty estimation. The school aims to foster knowledge exchange, networking, and collaboration among emerging researchers, contributing to the advancement of nuclear astrophysics.

The R-Matrix school will start with introductory lectures, focusing on R-matrix theory and methodology on the first day (Sunday), and continue with five days devoted to practical sessions. Sunday afternoon will be devoted to installing all required packages on participants personal computers.

During the hands-on sessions participants will engage in the use of the AZURE2 code, by tackling increasingly complex analyses. They will work through set example calculations, thus gradually learning to apply the R-matrix formalism and fitting techniques to a broad spectrum of reaction cases of interest in nuclear astrophysics. Both lectures and interactive activities will consolidate theoretical understanding and provide useful hands-on experience.



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The Nucleus Building
The Hawthorne Lecture Theatre
Kings Building Campus Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD
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