Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC)

Aim & Tasks

The aim of NuPECC is to promote collaborative ventures between nuclear physicists within Europe and particularly between those from countries linked to the ESF.

The tasks of this ESF Expert Committee are to:

  • strengthen European collaboration in nuclear physics;
  • define a network of complementary facilities within Europe and encourage optimisation of their usage;
  • provide a forum for the discussion of the provision of future facilities and instrumentation;
  • issue recommendations on the development, organisation, and support of European nuclear physics, and of particular projects.

See also the NuPECC homepage for more information on this ESF Expert Committee.

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Through its quarterly magazine, Nuclear Physics News International, NuPECC provides an important forum for discussing nuclear physics.

In 2014 NuPECC published a report on Nuclear Physics for Medicine.

In 2012 NuPECC published a Handbook on International Access to Nuclear Physics Facilities in Europe (6th Edition).

In 2010 three major documents were published:
- the NuPECC Long Range Plan 2010: Perspectives of Nuclear Physics in Europe
- the NuPECC Long Range Plan 2010: Recommendations and Roadmap
- the Brochure "Nuclear Physics: Science and Applications - Perspectives for research in Europe".

In 2007 NuPECC published a report on "High Instensity Stable Ion Beams in Europe - ECOS" and a 2006 Survey of Resources in Nuclear Physics Research in NuPECC Member Countries.

In 2005 NuPECC published a Roadmap for Construction of Nuclear Physics Research Infrastructures in Europe.

In 2004 two major documents were published:
- the fifth edition of the NuPECC Handbook entitled 'International Access to Nuclear Physics Facilities in Europe';
- NuPECC Long Range Plan 2004: Perspectives for Nuclear Physics Research in Europe in the Coming Decade and Beyond. 

In 2002 NuPECC published the document "Nuclear Science in Europe: Impact, Applications, Interactions"

NuPECC published Nuclear Physics in Europe: Highlights and Opportunities in December 1997. This report follows on from Nuclear Physics in Europe: Opportunities & Perspectives (November 1991). It contains a review of the field of nuclear physics in Europe, recommendations for future developments, and a chapter which describes the present and future possibilities of the corresponding research facilities in Europe. This is the first attempt to define a network of facilities within Europe that include local and national facilities as well as European laboratories which are complementary and guarantee international access.

The Newsletters and other NuPECC publications can be downloaded from the NuPECC Website in the Publications section

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This Expert Committee is composed of experts proposed by ESF Member Organisations active in nuclear physics research. The Committee is chaired by Professor Angela Bracco (Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN sez. Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy). The membership list is available on the NUPECC website.

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