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  • Francesco Cerutti


We would like to sincerely thank Professor Hans A. Weidenmüller, who was kindly available to come again to Varenna for his celebration, unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed by the International Advisory Committee, during this 14th Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms (NRM). It was a nice privilege to listen to his enlightening talk in the course of the special evening session and to benefit from his continuous presence throughout the week. Remaining faithful to the specific identity and traditional structure of the NRM meetings, this year’s program featured about 75 oral presentations, filling 17 regular sessions that, put together, compose a rich landscape including novel progresses in fundamental nuclear physics as well as forefront applications, especially focused on the medical field. A special thought is dedicated to Prof. Giuseppe Viesti, who served in the past on the Organizing Committee, as an eminent exponent of the Padua’s school, and passed away in January 2015. A vivid memory of him was offered by Prof. Laszlo Sajo Bohus last June. In acknowledging the essential support we got from several institutions and colleaguesand the motivating interest of all the participants, we renew the Varenna appointment for 2018.