NUFRA2015 – Fifth International Conference on Nuclear Fragmentation

From Basic Research to Applications

4 - 11 October, 2015, Kemer (Antalya), Turkey

Nuclear Fragmentation
© I. Mishustin (GEANT plot)

This conference continues a series of international conferences devoted to new developments in the physics of fragment production at intermediate and high energies and in related fields. They have been organized biannually at the same location since the year 2007. Information on the previous conferences can be found here: NUFRA2007, NUFRA2009, NUFRA2011, NUFRA2013.


  • Fragmentation and multifragmentation reactions in laboratory experiments and astrophysical sites.
  • Production mechanisms of nuclear fragments, hypernuclei, and antinuclei.
  • Progress in theoretical description of baryon interactions, nuclei, and hypernuclei.
  • Equation of state (EOS) of isospin-asymmetric and hyperonic nuclear matter.
  • Phase coexistence and transitions in nuclear collisions at intermediate and high energies.
  • Nuclear composition and EOS of supernova matter and neutron stars.
  • Evaluation of fragmentation reactions in cancer therapy, transmutation of nuclear waste, and spallation sources.
  • New facilities, detectors and experimental projects.

The conference is jointly organized by

  • Frankfurt Institut for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany
  • Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey

Organizing Committee

  • A.S. Botvina, co-chair, INR, Moscow, Russia
  • N. Büyükçizmeci, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
  • M. Doğru, Bitlis Eren University, Bitlis, Turkey
  • M. Cem Güçlü, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • I. Mishustin, chair, FIAS, Frankfurt, Germany
  • S. Nakamura, Tohoku University, Japan
  • R. Ogul, local organizer, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
  • J. Pochodzalla, co-chair, Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • J. Reinhardt, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • W. Trautmann, co-chair, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • O. Yılmaz, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

International Advisory Committee

  • Th. Aumann, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
  • W. Bauer, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
  • I. Boztosun, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
  • N. Herrmann, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • H. Lenske, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
  • C. Özen, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ch. Scheidenberger, GSI and Giessen University, Germany
  • H. Tamura, Tohoku University, Japan
  • B. Yılmaz, Ankara University, Turkey


In recent years, considerable progress has been achieved in the study of nuclear reactions at intermediate and high energies involving the disintegration of the colliding nuclei. Isotopic effects observed in collisions of nuclei with large asymmetry have been employed to obtain information on the equation of state of isospin-asymmetric matter in the laboratory, thereby complementing astrophysical observations. The formation of hyper-fragments in high-energy nuclear collisions has improved our understanding of hyperon-nuclear interactions, thus extending the study of nuclear matter into the strangeness sector. The knowledge accumulated in these fields, while presently being far from complete, is needed for a realistic description of nuclear matter under extreme astrophysical conditions, as for example in supernova explosions and neutron stars. At the same time, nuclear fragmentation reactions appear to be important in many practical applications. They include the use of proton and ion beams for cancer therapy, transmutation of radioactive waste, new accelerator-driven methods of energy production, and protection of space missions against cosmic radiation.

The aim of this conference is bringing together leading experts and active scientists from different fields, to summarize the present status of research and discuss future developments, to strengthen the cooperation between the groups, and to exchange ideas and experience. The site and the schedule of the conference will provide excellent possibilities for informal communication between participants and for establishing new collaborations.


We hope to attract some limited funds for local support of some participants who otherwise might be unable to attend the conference. Especially, we encourage students and young researchers to attend this conference. Please let us know as soon as possible about your needs.

Note: TUBITAK has got a partial support program (2224-B) for Turkish young participants. Interested candidates are suppossed to apply online through the web page of Tubitak. Extra financial support to cover the accommodations may be available for young students wishing to attend the Conference. This can be requested on the registration form.

The list of organizations supporting the conference is given in section Sponsors below.

Information for speakers

It is planned to establish a depository of talks on the conference website. All speakers are asked to provide us with a suitable electronic version of their talk at the time of the conference. PDF files are preferred, but other formats can also be accepted.



The conference is sponsored by the following organizations:

  • FIAS (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)
  • GSI (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH)
  • HIC for FAIR (Helmholtz International Center for FAIR)
  • HIM (Helmholtz-Institut Mainz)
  • JGU (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
  • TAEK (Turkish Atomic Energy Foundation)
  • SU (Selçuk University)
  • JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)