The Zakopane Conference on Nuclear Physics, for historical reasons called School, has been organized since 1963 by the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics of the Jagiellonian University. Over the years the School became famous worldwide conference. Nowadays, the Zakopane Conference on Nuclear Physics has a character of a biennial international congress and is one of the major events in Poland related to the low energy nuclear physics.
During the construction of the scientific program special attention has always been paid to offering the enthusiastic and pedagogical overviews of the most recent research subjects in nuclear physics from both the theoretical and the experimental points of view. Young participants have also opportunity to present results of their research in short talks or on posters.
Currently, the conference theme is “Extremes of the Nuclear Landscape” and it is a forum for reviewing progress in theory and experiment at the forefront of nuclear research, especially in what concerns the structure of exotic, unstable nuclei. Furthermore, the conference gives an occasion to discuss the role of the modern nuclear physics in understanding of astrophysical processes and its influence on other disciplines. The aim of the Conference is also to increase the mutual communication of physicists representing various areas of nuclear physics and to create opportunities for intense interaction between graduate students, young researchers and senior scientists.
The 2018 Zakopane Conference on Nuclear Physics is organized by the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and AGH UST Foundation and it is cofinanced by the Polish Academy of Sciences.