WELCOME to the Fifth Joint Meeting of the DNP and the JPS. Please navigate using the links at the top of the page.



In October 2018, we will hold the fifth joint meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society (APS) with the nuclear physicists of the Physical Society of Japan (JPS). The previous meetings in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2014 were outstanding successes.

Hawaii 2018 will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii's Big Island, 23-27 October, 2018. In addition to showcasing exciting nuclear physics, Hawaii 2018 is intended to foster cooperation, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas among the nuclear scientists from Japan, the U.S., and other Pacific Rim countries. It will provide an opportunity for students from Japan and the U.S. to meet and discuss their visions of careers in the field of nuclear physics.

The venue for this year's joint meeting, the Hilton Waikaloa Village, is the same as for the 2014 meeting. It is located just 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport. SpeediShuttle provides van service.

Complete Conference Coordinators, Inc. has negotiated a government rate for sleeping rooms for the meeting. The resort is located on a 62 acre parcel at the ocean's edge and has ample meeting space, interesting restaurants, and a 4 acre lagoon for snorkeling and swimming with dolphins. It is near a shopping center with several restaurants and a friendly food court. The venue is near Mauna Kea and the Keck and Subaru Observatories.



Organizing Committee

  • David J. Dean, ORNL
  • Abhay L. Deshpande, Stony Brook
  • Benjamin F. Gibson, LANL (Co-Chair)
  • Kouichi Hagino, Tohoku U
  • Kenneth H. Hicks, Ohio U
  • Reiner Kuecken, TRIUMF
  • Tomofumi Nagae, Kyoto (Co-Chair)
  • Takashi Nakano, RCNP
  • Akira Ohnishi, Kyoto
  • Tomohiro Uesaka, RIKEN

International Advisory Committee

  • Sinya Aoki, Kyoto
  • Joseph A. Carlson, LANL
  • Richard F. Casten, Yale
  • Jens Dilling, TRIUMF
  • Hideto En'yo, RIKEN
  • Bradley W. Filippone, Caltech
  • Haiyan Gao, Duke
  • Donald F. Geesaman, ANL
  • Ikuko Hamamoto, RIKEN
  • Ken-ichi Imai, J-PARC
  • Barbara V. Jacak, LBNL
  • Sunchan Jeong, RISP/IBS
  • Tadafumi Kishimoto, Osaka
  • Larry D. McLerran, INT
  • Robert D. McKeown, JLab
  • Richard G. Milner, MIT
  • Shoji Nagamiya, RIKEN
  • Makoto Oak, Tokyo Tech
  • Takaharu Otsuka, U Tokyo
  • Naohito Saito, J-PARC
  • Hiroyoshi Sakurai, RIKEN/U Tokyo
  • Bradley M. Sherrill, MSU
  • Isao Tanihata, RCNP
  • Katsuo Tokushuku, KEK
  • Robert E. Tribble, BNL
  • John F. Wilkerson, U North Carolina
  • Sherry J. Yennello, TAMU

Program Committee

  • Robert V. F. Janssens (Chair), Univ. of North Carolina
  • Christine Aidala , Univ. of Michigan
  • David J. Dean, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Jon Engel, Univ. of North Carolina
  • Nadia Fomin , Univ. of Tennessee
  • Benjamin F. Gibson, Los Alamos Nat. Lab
  • Taku Gunji , CNS, Univ. of Tokyo
  • Greg Hackman, TRIUMF
  • Kouichi Hagino, Tohoku Univ.
  • Kenneth H. Hicks, Ohio University
  • Or Hen, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.
  • Kei Iida, Kochi Univ.
  • Daniel Kasen, UC Berkeley
  • Benjamin Kay, Argonne National Lab
  • Krishna Kumar, Stony Brook Univ.
  • Tomofumi Nagae, Kyoto University
  • Takashi Nakano, RCNP, Osaka
  • Hiroyuki Noumi, RCNP, Osaka,
  • Akira Ohnishi, YITP, Kyoto Univ.
  • Julie Roche, Ohio Univ.
  • Andrew Rogers, Univ. of Mass Lowell
  • Shoichi Sasaki, Tohoku Univ.
  • Kimiko Sekiguchi, Tohoku Univ.
  • Phiala Shanahan , Coll. of William & Mary
  • Matthew Shepherd, Indiana University
  • Tomohiro Uesaka, RIKEN
  • Alfredo Galindo Urribari, ORNL
  • Yutaka Utsuno, JAEA
  • Julia Velkovska, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • John F. Wilkerson, Univ. of North Carolina
  • Christopher Wrede, Michigan State Univ.


Abstract Submission

  • All abstracts should be submitted to the APS abstract management website
    which opened on 4 June 2018. The meeting ID is HAW18. Contributed abstracts are limited to a total of 1300 characters and Invited abstracts are limited to a total of 2000 characters, including title, text, footnotes, and acknowledgments. The utility includes a character counter.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is 1 July 2018.
  • Some guidance for using the web site:
    1. If one is an APS member who cannot recall his/her username/password, then click on "Forgot your username/password?", and you will be transferred to the APS membership page, where one can look up her/his username or have a temporary password sent.
    2. Those who are NOT APS members, or are reciprocal society members, will need to create a free web account. All abstract submitters need to have a web account, whether they are members or not. If one is not an APS member, then from the login page one should click "New User?", which will transfer one to the page where one can set up a web account. Note that a web account is NOT an APS membership, so that one does not actually have to join APS to submit an abstract.
    3. LaTeX users: Submitters will input their abstract information using on-screen text editor boxes. (There is no option to upload an RTF file.) One can use math LaTeX in the abstract, but it will not render correctly when the abstract is viewed through Mira. The LaTex will display properly once it is posted in the bulletin; however, that is too late. Therefore, it is recommended that one generate the abstract off-line, so that one can create the associated pdf. Once the abstract is correct, then the LaTeX components (title, text, acknowledgement) can be pasted into the appropriate text editor box. If there is something that one would like to do but cannot figure out how to do it, contact information for the APS is on every screen, as well as contact information for Mira technical support. Help will be provided to achieve whatever is needed.

Registration and Accommodations

Registration and hotel reservations for the Hawaii 2018 Joint Meeting must be done through Complete Conference Coordinators, Inc. You may register using the following link
Complete Conference Coordinators

The registration fee pays for meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, BAPS program, registration costs, etc. that support the workshops on Tuesday as well as the four days of scientific sessions on Wednesday through Saturday. There is no separate charge for the reception on Tuesday evening. The "Women in Physics" dinner on Wednesday afternoon will require purchase of a ticket, because seating will be limited and food must be ordered in advance. The Awards Session at noon on Friday will provide a box lunch for which a ticket must be purchased in advance, so that box lunches can be ordered from the hotel. The Luau on Friday evening will require purchase of a ticket.

Registration Fee Schedule

Non Members
Student/ Unemployed
Early Reg.
(by 12 September)
Late Reg.
(13 Sept -- 12 Oct)
On-site Reg.

Event Tickets

Advance Sale On-Site Sale
Women in Physics Tickets
Award Session Box Lunch Tickets
Luau Tickets
(1/2 price for children 5yrs - 12yrs)

Program, Workshop, Invited Sessions and Mini-Symposia


The workshops were organized by Tomohiro Uesaka and David Dean. The invited sessions and mini-symposia were organized by the Program Committee under the direction of the committee Chair, Robert Janssens. The complete program can be found in the on-line version of the Bulletin of the American Physical Society (BAPS). A hard copy of the BAPS as well as a Meeting-at-a-Glance session summary will be available at the registration desk located in the Hilton Waikoloa Village convention center on the lower level at the Big Island Breakfast tram stop (T3).

Below is a skeletal outline of the program, which will begin with the workshops on Tuesday -- 20 half-day workshops -- and will end on Saturday afternoon with parallel invited sessions, mini-symposia, and contributed paper sessions.

Please use the following link to reach the on-line program on the APS website, HAW18 PROGRAM.

Tuesday, 23 October
morning 10 Workshops
afternoon 10 Workshops
evening Opening Reception
Wednesday, 24 October
morning Plenary Session
noon IAC/OC lunch
afternoon Women in Physics Dinner
evening Parallel Scientific Sessions
Thursday, 25 October
morning Parallel Scientific Sessions
evening Parallel Scientific Sessions
Friday, 26 October
morning Parallel Scientific Sessions
noon Box lunch DNP Awards Session
afternoon CEU Poster Session/ Phys. Rev. Reception
late afternoon DNP Business/Town Meeting/JPS Business Meetings
evening Luau
Saturday, 27 October
morning Parallel Scientific Sessions
afternoon Parallel Scientific Sessions


Planning for the CEU program is now underway. It is anticipated that the program will include an orientation session, two or more undergraduate seminars, an ice cream social, a graduate school information session, and a CEU poster session. CEU participants will likely find the Box lunch Awards Session on Friday of interest, with talks by the Mentoring Award winner, the Dissertation Award winner, and the Freedman Award winner. There will be a nominal charge for the box lunch, with tickets to be purchased during the registration process. Details of the CEU 2018 program can be found at the URL https://www.uwlax.edu/ceu/current.


Social Functions

A number of special functions will take place during the Hawaii 2018 Joint Meeting. Some of these will have no charge. Those with a charge are indicated in the information below.

  • Tuesday evening, 23 October, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    An Opening Reception will be held on the lagoon terrace in the area adjacent to the registration desk and the lagoon. The reception is open to all registered meeting participants and registered companions.
  • Wednesday morning, 24 October, 9:30 a.m.
    A Companions Program for all registered companions will take place near the Registration desk. In addition to light refreshments, a speaker will outline the various activities that are available at the Hilton Waikoloa.
  • Wednesday afternoon, 24 October, 5:00 p.m.
    A "Women in Physics" function is being organized by Gail Dodge (Old Dominion University) of the DNP and Kimiko Sekiguchi (Tohoku University) of the JPS. Tickets are available for $10.00 (in advance). Attendance will be limited by the space available.
  • Friday, 26 October, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
    A DNP Awards session will be held in the Ballroom. A box lunch will be served; tickets will be available at a cost of $10.00 (in advance). All are welcome to hear talks by the DNP Mentoring Award winner, the Dissertation Award winner, and the Freedman Award winner.
  • Friday, 26 October, 2:00-3:45 p.m.
    CEU poster session in the Grand Promenade adjacent to the Registration desk (outside the Ballroom).
  • Friday, 26 October, 2:00-3:45 p.m.
    Physical Review Reception will be held on the lagoon terrace in parallel with the CEU poster session. Meet the Physical Review C, Physical Review Letters, and Reviews of Modern Physics editors.
  • Friday, 26 October, 6:30 p.m.
    A Hawaiian Luau will be held with Hawaiian food and entertainment. Luau tickets must be purchased prior to the event.


Conference Coordinator

Carol E. Kuc, CMP
Complete Conference Coordinators, Inc.
817 Ogden Ave., P.O. Box 4357
Lisle, IL 60532-9357

Division of Nuclear Physics

Benjamin F. Gibson
T-02, MS B283
Los Alamos National Lab
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Physical Society of Japan

Tomofumi Nagae
Kyoto University
Department of Physics
Kyoto 606-8502