Archive of past meetings of the FRIB users group

Low Energy Community Meeting, August 2016

University of Notre Dame, August 12-13, 2016

This year's Low Energy Community Meeting will be held in August 2016 at the University of Notre Dame. More information will be available soon. The Community Meeting is an important opportunity for researchers in the low-energy field of nuclear science to form and enhance collaborations. Community meetings provide the additional opportunity to develop and promote field-wide priorities. A significant part of the meeting will be set aside for working groups, and pre-meeting workshops will be held. For the latest information, visit the meeting website at 2016.lecmeeting.org


Low Energy Community Meeting: August 21-22, 2015 at MSU

This year's Low Energy Community Meeting will be held on August 21-22, 2015 at Michigan State University. Please visit 2015.lecmeeting.org/, the official website of the meeting, for the agenda and for all the details. The Community Meeting is an important opportunity for researchers in the low-energy field of nuclear science to form and enhance collaborations. Community meetings provide the additional opportunity to develop and promote field-wide priorities. A significant part of the meeting will be set aside for working groups, and a number of pre-meeting workshops will be held. If your group would like to hold a working group meeting as part of the Community Meeting, please contact the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Brad Sherrill (sherrill@frib.msu.edu), or any of the other members [Baha Balantekin, Carl Gross, Paul Fallon, Rod Clark, Witek Nazarewicz, Guy Savard, Hendrik Schatz, Michael Smith, Bob Tribble, Ingo Wiedenhoever, Alan Wuosmaa, and Sherry Yennello.]


DNP Joint Town Meetings: August 21 - 23, 2014 at Texas A&M University

On Thursday 8/21 - Saturday 8/23, the Joint Town Meetings for Low Energy Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics will be held at Texas A&M. These will provide input for the next Long Range Plan (LRP) being developed by the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) at the request of the DOE Office of Science and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the NSF. Some groups wish to meet a day prior (Wednesday) or after the Town Meetings (Saturday afternoon). Groups interested in a "pre/post meeting" are encouraged to contact Sherry Yennello as soon as possible.

It is critical that FRIB science be well represented at this town meeting. In the working group sessions, members of the community typically make short presentations on research that they feel is important for the future of the field. The working group convenors then write up a summary of their group, and this is folded into the summary of the Town Meeting, which is given to the LRP Writing Committee (sometime in Fall 2014). In almost all of the working groups, there is some overlap with FRIB-related science, and members of the User Organization should give short presentations so that the diversity and excitement of FRIB science will have a prominent place in the working group summaries.

To get a short presentation in a working group, contact the convenors listed below.
Nuclear Astrophysics working groups:

  1. Nuclear Theory in Nuclear Astrophysics (McLaughlin, Reddy, Escher)
  2. Radioactive beams, explosive nucleosynthesis (Rehm, Zegers, Bardayan, Blackmon)
  3. Stable and gamma beams, stars, stellar burning, Big Bang, Sun (Champagne, Brune, Rogachev)
  4. Neutron beams, s-process, NIF (Couture, Bernstein)
  5. Data for Nuclear Astrophysics (Meyer, Smith)
  6. Astrophysics theory and computing (Timmes, Arcones)
  7. Supernova models, merger models, and chemical evolution (Hix, O'Shea)
  8. Neutron stars (Lynch, Steiner)
  9. Neutrinos in Nuclear Astrophysics (TBD,TBD)
Low Energy Nuclear Science working groups:
  1. Theory for Low-Energy Nuclear Science (Joe Carlson, TBD, Charlotte Elster, Sanjay Reddy)
  2. Nuclear Structure and Reactions - Experiment (Doug Higinbotham, Michael Carpenter, Paul Fallon, Alexandra Gade, Kate Jones, Alan Wuosmaa)
  3. Nature of Dilute and Dense Nuclear Matter and the Equation of State (Chuck Horowitz, Joe Natowitz, Lee Sobotka, Betty Tsang, )
  4. Facilities and Instrumentation (Carl Gross, Calvin Howell, Augusto Macchiavelli, Guy Savard, Brad Sherrill, Ingo Wiedenhoever)
  5. Applications and Nuclear Data (Mark Stoyer, Susan Lapi, Kai Vetter, Libby McCutchen, Filip Kondev)
  6. The case for relevance of Low-Energy Nuclear Science (TBD)
  7. Education (TBD)

Here is the second announcement of the meeting:

Dear Members of the Low Energy Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics Community:

Registration is now open for the joint Town Meetings for Low Energy Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics to be held at Texas A&M from Thursday 8/21 - Saturday 8/23. Registration details along with Working Group information plus hotel accommodations can be found at the meeting website http://www.lecmeeting.org/. With the aim of maximizing exchange and mutual participation we will start with a set of plenary talks relevant to both groups. Afterwards a number of parallel working groups arranged by each meeting will address the various topics of interest for each field. On Saturday we will meet again jointly to discuss outcomes and resolutions that both town meetings will put forward as input into the Long Range Plan. White Papers from each group reflecting the vision, future goals and objectives, needs, and priorities of each field will be forthcoming along with a joint summary outlining the strength, synergies, and collective needs of both fields. We have a strong history of coming together, answering the questions posed to us in the LRP Charge Letter and making compelling arguments for our science.

Once again we need your active participation in this most important endeavor.

Sincerely,
Hendrik Schatz (Michigan State University, schatz@nscl.msu.edu)
Michael Wiescher (University of Notre Dame, Michael.C.Wiescher.1@nd.edu)
Conveners, Nuclear Astrophysics and

Charlotte Elster (Ohio University, elster@ohio.edu)
Mark Riley (Florida State University, mriley@phy.fsu.edu)
Conveners, Low Energy Nuclear Physics


Astrophysics Workshop: August 22, 2013

A meeting of the FRIB Astrophysics Working Group will be held at Michigan State University on the afternoon of Thursday, August 22, 2013, immediate preceding the Low-Energy Community Meeting. The program consists of a series of invited talks, a session of short contributed talks, a discussion period, and a pizza dinner. Please click here for the program, location, and other details.


Low Energy Community Meeting: August 23-24, 2013 at MSU

The third annual Low-Energy Community Meeting will be held on August 23-24, 2013 at Michigan State University. The community meeting program will begin on Friday morning and continue until noon on Saturday 24 August. This meeting provides an excellent oppportunity for low-energy nuclear scientists to interact and discuss future plans, initiatives, and facilities.

The program for the meeting is now set -- you can view it here at the Workshop website. There will be plenary talks, many breakout sessions for different FRIB Working Groups, and two pre-Meeting Workshops -- a "Topical Workshop on Physics & Experiments with a recoil separator at ReA12" on Wednesday - Thursday Aug. 21 - 22 [click here for details] and an Astrophysics Workshop on Thursday August 22 [click here for details].

We look forward to seeing you at our Community Meeting !

Sincerely,

The Low-Energy Community Meeting Organizing Committee: Baha Balantekin, Roderick Clark, Paul Fallon, Carl Gross, Witek Nazarewicz, Guy Savard, Hendrik Schatz, Bradley Sherrill, Michael Smith, Ingo Wiedenhoever, and Alan Wuosmaa