Nov 14 – 16, 2022
Argonne National Laboratory
US/Central timezone
All non-U.S. citizens should register as soon as possible to insure that your paperwork is processed in time for you to be allowed to enter the site.


Low Energy Nuclear Structure, Reactions and Astrophysics Town Meeting 

This Town Meeting is our way to provide input for the NSAC Long Range Plan (LRP).


Produce a Whitepaper that succinctly reflects the vision, future goals, and objectives, needs, and priorities of our field. This document will be direct input into the Nuclear Science Long Range Planning process.


This meeting is not a conference, but needs to produce the input for the Long Range Plan (LRP) documents. NSAC received an explicit charge for the LRP [
Link to the Charge letter]. This charge must be addressed.

Hence, all plenary talks and all working groups need to address the following points for their particular sub-topic:

  • Identify and prioritize the most compelling scientific questions and opportunities for the next decade (within the U.S.) and their scientific impact.
  • Identify the required resources for realizing these opportunities.
  • Identify the major accomplishments in your area since the last LRP. What has been the impact of this progress within and outside of the field?
  • Articulate a strategy for the use of existing and planned capabilities and the rationale for new investments.
  • Indicate what resources are needed to maintain a world-leadership position in nuclear physics research, including the construction of new facilities, mid-scale instrumentation, and Major Items of Equipment.


Talks presented at the meeting are linked in the program. The following resolutions were approved by unanimous consent: Resolutions.


How to participate:

1) Register for the Town Meeting: (or see the "Registration" tab on the left-hand menu)

2) Contact working group points of contact with presentations you wish to make at the Town Meeting. 

3) Join the meeting and participate in discussions

We have a strong history of coming together, answering the questions above, and making compelling arguments for our science. Once again, we need your active participation in this most important endeavor.