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Nuclear Physics Advisory Panel

The purpose of the Advisory Panel is to provide a link between Science Board and the nuclear physics community, and represent the needs of the community to STFC.

The Advisory Panel is tasked to:

  • Maintain an overview of activities within the area
  • Develop and maintain a science vision and long term strategy /roadmap by assessing the merit of current and future science opportunities
  • Develop and maintain a technology roadmap for their area of research
  • Consult and interact with the community to ensure its views are canvassed and there is an appropriate and effective route for communication with STFC on strategic programmatic issues
  • Provide advice to Science Board on specific questions as requested
  • Liaise with other Advisory Panels when appropriate

The remit of the panel includes Technology Development, Theory, High Performance Computing and Data Curation issues within its area.

The scope of the science covered by the panel includes; Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Astrophysics, the nature of the Quark-Gluon-Plasma, and the Structure of Hadrons.


  • Chair: Robert Page – University of Liverpool
  • Christian Diget – University of York
  • Phil Walker – University of Surrey
  • Daria Sokhan – University of Glasgow
  • Arnau Rios Huguet – University of Surrey
  • David O'Donnell - University of the West of Scotland


UK Nuclear Physics Roadmap 2019 - The Physics of Nuclei, Nuclear Matter and Nucleosynthesis, Report of the Nuclear Physics Advisory Panel, updated October 2019.

UK Nuclear Physics Roadmap 2018 (PDF, 4.24 MB) - The Nuclear Physics Advisory Panel’s updated Roadmap for the 2018 Nuclear Physics Programme Evaluation.

UK Nuclear Physics Roadmap 2016 (PDF, 4 MB) - The Physics of Nuclei Nuclear Matter and Nucleosynthesis, Report of the Nuclear Physics Advisory Panel 22 April 2016.

2012 Report (PDF, 3.2 MB) - The Physics of Nuclei, Nuclear Matter and Nucleosynthesis. Submitted to the Particle Physics, Astronomy and Nuclear Physics Sub-Group of Science Board on 6 November 2012.


For further information on the Nuclear Physics Advisory Panel please contact Jenny Hiscock or Andy Boston or Ailsa Johnstone


Details of previous Panel and Community meetings can be found online:

June 09 Presentation
September 09 Presentation

Terms of reference

The full terms of reference can be downloaded online (PDF, 72 KB).

Last updated: 31 January 2020


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