In the past forty years, twelve new elements have been synthesized and more than a
hundred new nuclides have been produced. We have advanced by forty atomic mass
units in a search for the limits of nuclear matter, but we have not reached these
limits yet. Nevertheless, we have obtained new knowledge on the properties of
the heaviest nuclei and in many cases we have confirmed the theoretical predictions.
New powerful accelerators, unique neutron-rich actinide targets and radioactive
isotope beams together with high-efficiency experimental facilities will give
us a unique opportunity to make significant progress in exploring the nature
and properties of the heavy and super-heavy nuclei at the borders of nuclear masses.
The 2015 International Symposium on Super Heavy Nuclei will be held on:
March 31 thru April 02, 2015, at
College Station, Texas, USA