Nuclear reactions fuel many astrophysical events, including stars, novae, supernovae and neutron star mergers. Often, the rates needed for the astrophysical simulations are not known and require indirect experimental methods. Over the last decade, several indirect methods have been successfully implemented, showing the importance of a close collaboration between theory and experiment. A birds eye view of these methods will be presented, followed by some highlights on impactful theoretical developments. In closing, I will present my personal view on the exciting reaction theory challenges that lie ahead.
Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting: stroberg[at]uw.edu.