Exotic Beam Summer School 2014 (EBSS2014)

July 27 - August 1 @ Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The 2014 Exotic Beam Summer School (EBSS) was held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 27 - August 1, 2014. As in previous years, the number of places was be limited to approximately 40-45. The school was intended for graduate students, but senior undergraduates and junior post-docs were also considered.

This was the thirteenth 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 2014 EBSS was comprised of lectures each morning, delivered by distinguished researchers in the various sub-fields. In the afternoons, there were hands-on activities, a unique feature of the EBSS series, geared towards introducing fundamental techniques and methods in the production, detection, and investigation of exotic nuclei.

The 2014 EBSS was organized by the EBSS Board of Directors:

  • Krzysztof Rykaczewski (ORNL) -- Local organizer of EBSS2014
  • Michael Carpenter (ANL)
  • Roderick M. Clark (LBNL)
  • Hironori Iwasaki (MSU/NSCL)
  • Mark Stoyer (LLNL)
  • Ingo Wiedenhoever (FSU/ARUNA)

To see a photo of the 2014EBSS participants, please click here.


U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics; National Science Foundation; LBNL; ANL; LLNL; MSU; and ORNL



Please click here for information on the hands-on activities for EBSS2014.

Please click here for the assignments of students to the EBSS2014 hands-on activities.

Please click here for a list of evening student seminars at EBSS2014.