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: Andy Boston – University of Liverpool
  • Christian Diget – University of Edinburgh
  • Kieran Flanagan – University of Manchester
  • Judith McGovern – University of Manchester
  • Daria Sokhan – University of Glasgow
  • Phil Walker – University of Surrey


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.

2010 Input (PDF, 260 KB) to STFC Science Roadmap - submitted in May 2010.

2009 Report (PDF, 3.7 MB) - The Physics of Nuclei, Nuclear Matter and Nucleosynthesis. Submitted to the Particle Physics, Astronomy and Nuclear Physics Science Committee on 14th September 2009 followed by an oral presentation 28th September 2009.

The Nuclear Physics Advisory Panel has provided input (PDF, 20 KB) to the joint EPSRC/STFC review of Nuclear Physics and Engineering. Data provided included information on destinations of PhD and PDRAs from UK NP groups.


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


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: 17 July 2018

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