Upcoming Summer Schools

Exotic Beam Summer School 2018 (EBSS2018)

Stay posted here for the announcement of this year's EBSS2018, coming soon.


Past Summer Schools

Exotic Beam Summer School 2017 (EBSS2017)

The 2017 Exotic Beam Summer School (EBSS) was held at the Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, from Sunday July 23 through Saturday July 29, 2017. This was the sixteenth 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, NSCL/MSU, ORNL and ARUNA. 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 is intended to introduce students and young researchers to the various facets of the science of exotic nuclei including nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and the application of nuclear science and technology in the modern world.

The format of the school is unique; in the morning, students participated in lectures by leading researchers in the various fields of nuclear physics. In the afternoons, there were hands-on activities, geared towards introducing fundamental techniques and methods in the production, detection, and investigation of exotic nuclei. The ATLAS facility provided an excellent opportunity for hands-on experience to the school participants.

EBSS2017 Website


Exotic Beam Summer School 2016 (EBSS2016)

July 17-24, 2016 @ NSCL/Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

The 2016 Exotic Beam Summer School was held at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State University, from July 17 through July 24, 2016. The aim of this annual school is 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. 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). The format of the school is unique: in the mornings, students will receive lectures from leading researchers in the field of nuclear physics with exotic beams. Lectures will focus on theoretical, experimental, technical and applied topics. In the afternoons, the students participated in hands-on activities, learning about the techniques and instrumentation needed to carry out experiments with exotic beams.

EBSS2016 Website


Exotic Beam Summer School 2015 (EBSS2015)

August 2-7, 2015 @ Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

The 2015 Exotic Beam Summer School (EBSS) was held on the campus of Florida State University from August 2nd to August 7th, 2015. The fourteenth EBSS introduced 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. EBSS 2015 was the fourteenth in the series of annual summer schools aimed to improve the skills of future work force in fields related to nuclear science.

EBSS2015 Website

Exotic Beam Summer School 2014 (EBSS2014)

July 27 - August 1, 2014 @ Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

The 2014 Exotic Beam Summer School was held from July 27 - Aug. 1, 2014 at Oak Ridge National Lab in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 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, 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 introduced 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

EBSS2014 Website

Exotic Beam Summer School 2013 (EBSS2013)

July 28 - August 4, 2013 @ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

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.

EBSS2013 Website

Exotic Beam Summer School 2012 (EBSS2012)

August 4-11, 2012 @ Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

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.

EBSS2012 Website

Exotic Beam Summer School 2011 (EBSS2011)

July 25-30, 2011 @ NSCL/Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

The tenth summer school on exotic beam physics was held at MSU/NSCL in July 2011.

EBSS2011 Website

Ninth Exotic Beam Summer School (EBSS2010)

August 2-6, 2010 @ Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

The ninth summer school on exotic beam physics was held at ORNL on August 2 - 6, 2010.