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FRIB Theory Fellow Search call
The FRIB Theory Fellow Search Committee is soliciting Partner Institutions to host an FRIB Theory Fellow. If you are interested in partnering with the FRIB-TA on the fellow program, please review the (recently revised) guidelines. Please communicate your interest to Erich Ormand (ormand1@llnl.gov) and/or Charlotte Elster (elster@ohio.edu), co-chairs of the Search Committee, as soon as possible (deadline August 15 to identify Partner Institutions).
FRIB Theory Bridge program call
The FRIB-TA invites all departments at universities and national laboratories participating in FRIB-TA science (see fribtheoryalliance.org), with an interest in partnering with the FRIB-TA in the Bridge Program, to submit a proposal. Further details and guidance in preparing such proposals are available here. For any clarifications, please contact the FRIB-TA managing director (nunes@nscl.msu.edu). The proposals should be sent electronically to the Chair of the FRIB-TA Bridge Committee, Baha Balantekin (baha@physics.wisc.edu), by August 1, 2018.
FRIB-TA Annual Meeting August 10, 2018 at LECM
The FRIB-TA Annual Meeting will take place concurrently with the Low Energy Community Meeting on the 10th of August, 2018 in East Lansing. FRIB-TA members will participate in the morning plenary session, which is joint with the Nuclear Structure 2018 conference, and then will break out in the afternoon with the FRIB-TA meeting. This will contain a first session with reports from the various committees and a second part with the science highlights of those activities the FRIB-TA is directly supporting. Registration and other details are at the LECM Program. FRIB-TA Annual Meeting Agenda.
FRIB-TA Topical Program: FRIB and the GW170817 kilonova
R. Surman (Notre Dame), A. Aprahamian (Notre Dame), G.C. McLaughlin (NCSU) and A. Frebel (MIT) will organize an FRIB-TA Topical Program on implications of the neutron star merger GW170817 and its associated Kilonova for r-process nucleosynthesis. This program builds on a 2016 r-process Topical Program and is especially timely given the extraordinary GW170817 observations. The program runs from July 16 - 27, 2018 (see the program website).
FRIB-TA Topical Program: Connecting bound state calculations with the scattering and reaction theory
“From bound states to the continuum: Connecting bound state calculations with scattering and reaction theory” was organized by Calvin Johnson (SDSU), Kristina Launey (LSU), Pierre Descouvmont (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Marek Płoszajczak (Ganil), Sofia Quaglioni (LLNL), and Jimmy Rotureau (MSU). This FRIB-TA Topical Program pulled together experts in scattering and reaction theory, in bound state structure calculations, and especially those working on the boundary, to summarize the state of the art and to identify and lower the technical barriers to move from bound state calculations to the continuum. The program ran from June 11 – 22, 2018 (see the program website).
FRIB-TA hosts summer school on neutron star merger
The FRIB Theory Alliance hosted a summer school at FRIB entitled "Neutron star mergers for non-experts: GW170817 in the multi-messenger astronomy and FRIB eras" from May 16 to May 18, 2018. It brought together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and senior scientific experts working in nuclear physics, astrophysics, astronomy and related areas to discuss the impact of the GW170817 neutron star merger on nuclear science and nuclear astrophysics. An MSU Today article gives details of the school, which was also livestreamed to remote participants.
First FRIB-TA Bridge faculty appointments at Washington University
The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis has announced the hires of Dr. Saori Pastore and Dr. Maria Piarulli as Assistant Professors in Nuclear Theory. These are the first appointments in the FRIB-TA Bridge Program.
FRIB Theory Alliance EUSTIPEN Program
The Europe-U.S. Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei (EUSTIPEN) has been established in order to facilitate collaborations between U.S.-based and Europe-based scientists whose main research thrust is in the area of the physics of nuclei. U.S. participation in EUSTIPEN is in the form of travel grants and subsistence grants to ECT* in Trento to those individuals who are interested in collaborating with European scientists. EUSTIPEN’s purview is in the area of physics of or with exotic nuclei, including nuclear structure and reaction theory, nuclear astrophysics, and tests of the standard model using exotic nuclei. Funding for EUSTIPEN is being provided through the FRIB Theory Alliance by the Office of Nuclear Physics of the U. S. Department of Energy. If you have an interest in forging new or continuing collaborations with European colleagues, this travel grant is for you. Students and postdocs are encouraged to apply. For additional information regarding EUSTIPEN click here.