EBSS2011: Exotic Beam Summer School
The Exotic Beam Summer School EBSS2011 will be held at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
(NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU) from July 25 - 30, 2011.
The aim of this annual school is to educate young researchers on the excitement and challenges of radioactive ion beam physics. Through these schools, the research community will be able to more fully exploit the opportunities created by the next generation exotic beam facilities, such as the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).
A unique feature of this summer school series is the hands-on activities where students spend their afternoons in the lab of a radioactive beam facility, learning about the techniques and instrumentation needed to carry out experiments with unstable beams.
The deadline for completed applications for EBSS2011 was April 15, 2011 -- including a letter from the applicant's supervisor or advisor. Applications have been reviewed and accepted applicants have been notified by the EBSS2011 Committee.
For more information on the school, see the site
or contact Remco Zegers at ebss2011 at nscl.msu.edu
The lecturers for the EBSS2011 are:
W. Nazarewicz, University of Tennessee/ORNL - Physics with Rare Isotope beams, an overview
A. Volya, Florida State University - Nuclear Structure (Theory)
I.-Y. Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Structure (Experiments)
I. Thompson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Nuclear Reactions (Theory)
J. Cizewski, Rutgers University - Nuclear Reactions (Experiment)
E. Rehm, Argonne National Laboratory - Nuclear Astrophysics
E. Hartouni, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Role of nuclear physics research in nuclear nonproliferation, stewardship and homeland security
B. Sherrill, Michigan State University - Accelerators and Beams
P. Mantica, Michigan State University - Laser spectroscopy with Rare Isotope Beams
D. Seweryniak, Argonne National Laboratory - Experimental techniques
D. Weisshaar, NSCL - Gamma-ray spectroscopy
D. Morrissey, Michigan State University - Planning for a standard A1900 experiment
In the afternoons, participants in the school will work in groups to prepare for an experiment with the Coupled Cyclotron Facility and the A1900 Fragment Separator at the last day of the school. The group activities will be guided by NSCL staff and include:
Beam Optics (T. Baumann)
Rare isotope production simulations with LISE (L. Bandura)
Control Systems (T. Ginter)
Electronics (D. Weisshaar)
DAQ/Analysis (R. Fox)
Particle Identification at the A1900 (A. Stolz)