Summer Schools

Future Summer Schools

"Exotic Beam Summer School 2014", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July 27 - August 1, 2014
The next Exotic Beam Summer School will be held from July 27 - Aug. 1, 2014 at Oak Ridge National Lab in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

This will be the thirteenth in the series of annual summer schools devoted to the exciting developments in the study of exotic nuclei. The school is jointly organized by ANL, LBNL, LLNL, MSU, ORNL, and ARUNA. Development of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) continues and, along with other existing and planned exotic beam facilities around the world, will present wonderful opportunities for future discoveries and technical innovations. The school will introduce students and young researchers to the various facets of the science of exotic nuclei including nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and the application of nuclear science and technology in the modern world. Please visit our page on this school to see the schedule and speakers and learn more details.

Past Summer Schools

"Exotic Beam Summer School 2013", Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, July 28 - August 4, 2013
This year's Exotic Beam Summer School (EBSS) was held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, July 28 - August 4, 2013. As in previous years, the number of places was be limited to around forty participants who were selected from the pool of applicants. The school was intended for graduate students, but senior undergraduates and junior post-docs were also considered.

This was the twelfth in the series of annual summer schools devoted to the exciting developments in the study of exotic nuclei. The school was jointly organized by ANL, LBNL, LLNL, MSU, and ORNL. Development of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) continues apace and FRIB, along with other existing and planned exotic beam facilities around the world, will present wonderful opportunities for future discoveries and technical innovations. The school was intended to introduce students and young researchers to the various facets of the science of exotic nuclei including nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and the application of nuclear science and technology in the modern world.

The school was comprised of lectures each morning, delivered by distinguished researchers in the various sub-fields. In the afternoons, there were hands-on activities, geared towards introducing fundamental techniques and methods in the production, detection, and investigation of exotic nuclei.

For more information, see our page on EBSS2013.

With regards from the EBSS Board of Directors,
Michael Carpenter (ANL)
Roderick M. Clark (LBNL) - local organizer of EBSS2013
Michael Smith (ORNL)
Mark Stoyer (LLNL)
Remco Zegers (MSU/NSCL)

"Exotic Beam Summer School 2012", Argonne National Lab, August 4-11, 2012
The 11th Exotic Beam Summer School was held at Argonne National Laboratory, August 4-11, 2012. In addition, the conference Nuclear Structure 2012 (NS12) was held at ANL the week following the school, and many students attending the school also attended this conference. More details can be found at http://www.phy.anl.gov/atlas/EBSS2012/

Exotic Beam Summer School EBSS2011, Michigan State Univ. / NSCL, Summer 2011
The tenth summer school on exotic beam physics was held at MSU/NSCL in July 2011.
Please visit our page on this school for more information.
You can also visit the MSU/NSCL page on the school at
http://www.nscl.msu.edu/~zegers/ebss2011.html

Ninth Exotic Beam Summer School, Oak Ridge National Lab, August 2 - 6, 2010
The ninth summer school on exotic beam physics was held at ORNL on August 2 - 6, 2010. Please visit the summer school web page for more details.

We will soon link in information from past Exotic Beam Summer Schools (and their predecessor, the RIA Summer Schools series).