This 61st edition of the Karpacz Winter School of Theoretical Physics is jointly organized by the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the University of Wroclaw, Poland, and the Helmholtz-Centre Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany.

The school aligns with the forthcoming results of the most recent gravitational-wave (GW) observations, specifically from the O4 run of advanced LIGO-VIRGO and the Japanese KAGRA detector, projected for conclusion by the end of 2024. A profound understanding of the growing amount of data necessitates inter-disciplinary expertise in astrophysics and astronomy, numerical relativity, as well as nuclear and particle physics experiment and theory, which is essential for grasping the physics implications of multi-messenger observations associated with the GW detections. With the focus on compact object mergers and collapsing stars as well as their nuclear astrophysics implications, this school endeavours to enhance and stimulate the information flow and close collaboration between researchers from these different disciplines.


  • Explosive astrophysical phenomena – the physics of supernovae and neutron star mergers

  • Astrophysical messengers – neutrinos, gravitational waves and gamma-rays

  • Nuclear astrophysics experiments and theory

  • Nucleosynthesis and galactic chemical evolution

  • Metal poor stars and their observations

The goal of this Winter School is to educate the next generation of young scientists in the field of nuclear astrophysics and related topics. The scientific tools and methods, which are the focus of this training school, are at the current frontier of this truly interdisciplinary field of research.

The school is composed of a series of lectures and traineeships. The latter involve computer practice. Therefore, it is required to bring laptops with the appropriate software, which will be announced later. The trainees will work together with the lecturers on scientific problems, familiarize with modern numerical methods and implementations as well as numerical solutions. They will collect, analyze and fit as well as familiarize with the handling of big data.


International Advisory Committee

  • Daniel Bemmerer (Helmholtz-Centre Dresden-Rossenforf, Germany)
  • Günther Hasinger (German Centre for Astrophysics Görlitz, Germany)
  • Andreas Korn (Institute of Astronomy, University of Uppsala, Sweden)
  • Takami Kuroda (Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics Potsdam, Germany)




Artus Hotel
Wilcza 9, 58-540 Karpacz

The Training School aims at educating Ph.D. students and young post docs. to carry out their research, strengthen their knowledge and background as well as initiate contacts with the lecturer as the world leading experts in their respected field of research. The school can admit up to forty participants.

ChETEC-INFRA funds are available to support selected students based upon request.

We raise a fee for accompanying persons in the amount of 600 EUR (2700 PLN).

Registration for this event is currently open.
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