WG9: International Cooperation in Nuclear Physics (ICNP)

WG9: International Cooperation in Nuclear Physics (ICNP)

Working Group 9 (WG9), the International Cooperation in Nuclear Physics (ICNP) was created by the International Union of Pure and Applied PhysicsC12 in 2003 at to look at key issues in Nuclear Physics.


IUPAP WG9 members, and members of IUPAP C12, present at the IUPAP WG9 Annual General Meeting on 11 July 2014, at the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, GSI.

Charge to Working Group

  • to provide a description of the landscape of key issues in Nuclear Physics research for the next 10 to 20 years;
  • to produce (maintain) a compendium of facilities existing or under development worldwide;
  • to establish a mapping of these facilities onto the scientific questions identified above;
  • to identify missing components that would have to be developed to provide an optimized, comprehensive network of international facilities;
  • to explore mechanisms and opportunities for enhancing international collaboration in nuclear science;
  • to identify R/D projects that could benefit from international joint effort;
  • to serve as a source of expert advice for governmental or inter- governmental organisations in connection with efforts to coordinate and promote nuclear science at the international level;
  • to serve as a forum for the discussion of future directions of nuclear science in the broadest sense;
  • to document the cross-disciplinary impact of Nuclear Physics and of nuclear facilities and to identify mechanisms for expanding (fostering) cross-disciplinary research.

Membership 2012-2014

The Executive of IUPAP Working Group 9 consists of a Chairperson, a Past-Chairperson and a Secretary. Among its members will be the Chairs and Past-Chairs of the long range planning committees, the US Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) and the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC), the Chairs and Past-Chairs of the nuclear physics associations, the Association of Latin American Nuclear Physics and Applications (ALAFNA) and the Asian Nuclear Physics Association (ANPhA), and representatives of the large nuclear physics research establishments worldwide (four from North America, four from Europe, four from Asia, and one or two more from outside the three mentioned global regions. The Chair of C12,  the IUPAP Commission on Nuclear Physics, will be an ex-officio member of the Working Group.


Chair: Robert E. Tribble, Texas A&M, USA
Past-Chair: Anthony W. Thomas, University of Adelaide, Australia
Secretary: Willem T.H. van Oers, TRIUMF, University of Manitoba, Canada


Navin Alahari (Director GANIL, France)

Faical Azaiez (Director i’Themba Laboratories, Zuid-Afrika)

Jonathan Bagger (Director TRIUMF, Canada)

Angela Bracco (INFN-Milano, Italy) Chair of NuPECC

Pierluigi Campana (Director Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy)

Hideto En’yo (Director RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, Japan)

Donald F. Geesaman (ANL, USA) Past-Chair of NSAC

Paolo Giubellino (Director GSI, Germany)

Thomas Glasmacher (Director FRIB, USA)

David W. Hertzog (University of Washington) Chair of NSAC

Sun-Chan Jeong (Director RSIP, Korea)

Alinka Lepine-Szily (U. de Sao Paulo, Brazil) Co-Chair of ALAFNA/Chair of IUPAP C12

Victor A. Matveev (Director JINR-Dubna, Russia)

Dong-Pil Min (Seoul National University, RoK) Past-Chair of ANPhA

Hugh Montgomery (Director Jefferson Laboratory, USA)

Berndt Mueller (Associate Director BNL, USA)

Guenther Rosner (University of Glasgow, UK) Past-Chair of NuPECC

Naohito Saito (Director J-PARC, Japan)

Dinesh Srivastava (Director VECC, India)

Kazuhiro Tanaka (KEK, Japan) Chair of ANPhA

Wenlong Zhan (Vice-President Chinese Academy of Sciences, IMP-Lanzhou, China)



Report to General Assembly: 2011, 2014
Report to the IUPAP Council and Commission Chairs: 20102015 (Oct)
Additional reports
IUPAP Report 41: 2014

IUPAP Report 41

One of the mandates of the Working Group, as confirmed by the OECD Global Science Forum, is to update IUPAP Report 41 within a regular scheduled time frame. IUPAP Report 41 “Research Facilities in Nuclear Physics” was first published as a hard copy and then as an electronic version in 2007. Since then additional individual nuclear physics laboratory descriptions have been added. Following the second Nuclear Science Symposium, which was held at INFN
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, 31 May–1 June 2013, also the preamble to IUPAP Report 41 has been revised with succinct synopses of the seven subfields of nuclear physics discussed at the symposium. These synopses give the more important nuclear science questions to be addressed in the coming five to ten years and are to be seen as a roadmap for nuclear science worldwide. It is the intention to update the roadmap following each of the Nuclear Science Symposia which now may take place every other year.




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