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Scientific Workshop on Nuclear Fission Dynamics and the Emission of Prompt Neutrons and Gamma Rays

Sep 24 2019
Sep 26 2019

The workshop aims at providing a comprehensive overview about the research on the dynamical aspects of nuclear fission and their consequences on fission fragment properties. It promotes the exchange between theoreticians and experimentalists on future data needs for basic research and applications. Contributions should highlight advancement of nuclear fission theory, with a focus on prompt neutron and gamma ray emission and state-of-the-art experiment techniques. It is the fifth workshop of a series initiated in 2010 (Sinaia, Romania) and continued in 2012 (Biarritz, France), 2014 (Opatija, Croatia) and 2017 (Varna, Bulgaria).

Theory-5 is co-organized by JRC-Geel (Belgium) and NIPNE, Bucharest (Romania). The workshop is supported by the JRC-GEEL and hosted at the “Renaissance Tuscany”. Please, find here the leaflet and the poster.

In order to enhance the workshops’ potential for efficient networking, experts are invited to attend and participation of postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, who wish to present their work, is highly encouraged. 

THEORY-5 Scientific Workshop Agenda

Workshop topics

  • Nuclear fission dynamics
  • Fragment properties and nuclear de-excitation
  • Prompt neutron and gamma-ray emission
  • Isomer ratios, shape isomer population
  • Data needs for improved fission modelling
  • Modelling for nuclear and non-nuclear applications

Program advisory committee

  • Roberto Capote: IAEA, Austria
  • Diane Doré: CEA Saclay, France
  • Jovana Nikolov: University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Andreas Oberstedt: ELI-NP, Romania
  • Karl-Heinz Schmidt: GEF, Erzhausen, Germany
  • Patrick Talou: LANL, USA
  • Anabella Tudora: Bucharest University, Romania

Important dates

  • 7 June 2019: Deadline for abstracts
  • 17 June 2019: Notification of authors
  • 31 August 2019: Deadline for registration
  • 24-26 September 2019: Workshop


Registration for Theory-5 will be opened on June 17, 2019. The last day for registration and hotel booking is August 31, 2019. You may find a list of confirmed contributions here.


  • Invited contributions (40 min, including discussion)
  • Regular contributions (20 min including discussion) 

Abstracts and full contribution

Abstracts are due June 7, 2019 and full papers are due on September 26, 2019 at the end of the workshop. We intend to publish the proceedings in EPJ Web of Conferences.

Abstracts should be submitted in electronic format following the guidelines to

Full papers are due on September 26, 2019. They may be given to the organiser in electronic format (CDROM, USB drive) or sent to


Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their presentation by June 17, 2019.

Travel recommendations

We recommend travelling to Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei). If another airport is chosen we advise to take a train to Lucca (Milano Malpensa Airport – Lucca, every 30 min, 2 connections, 4h20 travel; Firenze – Lucca, every 60 min, direct, 1h20 travel; Roma – Lucca, every 60 min, 1 connection, 3h10 travel. Note that in the case of Firenze and Roma also a transfer from the airport to the train station must also be taken into account). We will arrange a shuttle service between the hotel in Castelvecchio Pascoli and Pisa Airport as well as Lucca station.


Stephan Oberstedt
European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Directorate G – Nuclear Safety and Security
2440 Geel, Belgium

Nicolae Carjan
Horia-Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering,

Strada Reactorului 30
76900 Bucharest-Măgurele, Romania


Miranda Van de Lucht
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Directorate G – Nuclear Safety and Security
Retieseweg 111, 2440 Geel, Belgium
Tel.:   +32 (0)14 571 288
Fax:   +32 (0)14 571 862