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Call for proposals for FRIB Theory Bridge Positions
The FRIB Theory Alliance (FRIB-TA) is a coalition of scientists from universities and national laboratories who seek to foster advancements in theory related to the diverse areas of science associated with the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. The Theory Bridge Program is one of several initiatives introduced by the FRIB-TA and aims to enhance opportunities for Theory Faculty hires at Universities or Theory Staff hires at National Laboratories, in the areas of low-energy nuclear physics. The FRIB-TA is currently supported by the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Physics and its renewal proposal is now under review. The renewal proposal includes two bridge positions. If funded, each bridge position will support a new faculty member at a University or a new staff member at a National Laboratory with a 50% cost share with the host institution for a period of up to six years, starting as early as the Spring of 2018. The FRIB-TA invites all departments at universities and national laboratories participating in FRIB-TA science, 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. 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 April 1, 2017. Subject to the availability of funding, the results of the selection will be made public through the FRIB-TA webpage prior to July 1, 2017 and communicated to all applicants. With this timeline, the hosting institution is expected to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with FRIB-TA and initiate a search in Fall 2017 to fill the position as early as Spring 2018.
FRIB-CSC Research Fellow program accepting 2017 applications
The FRIB-CSC Research Fellow program is now accepting applications for 5 postdoctoral research fellow positions in 2017. There are two due dates for application documents, January 20 and July 31, 2017. This program was originally launched in 2016 jointly by Peking University, the Institute of Modern Physics (CAS,) and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University, and is partially supported by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). Outstanding recent Ph.Ds. in China are invited to apply for these positions to carry out innovative research in experimental and theoretical rare isotope physics at FRIB or FRIB-related partner laboratories in the U.S. For more details on this program, please see this announcement.
TALENT course lecture videos available
The TALENT course Density Functional Theory and Self-Consistent Methods was held at the University of York in York, UK, from July 17 to August 6, 2016. The principal lecturers were Jacek Dobaczewski, Andrea Idini, Alessandro Pastore, and Nicolas Schunck. Videos of the lectures and written materials are freely available.
First FRIB-CSC Fellows selected
Five scientists have been selected as the first Facility for Rare Isotope Beams-Chinese Scholarship Council research fellows. Funding for the fellows is provided by the CSC, which will support five fellows every year for two-year visits at U.S. labs and universities involved in FRIB science. The fellow candidates were selected by a joint U.S.-China committee and placed in U.S. research groups interested in hosting a fellow. Theorist Dr. Yinu Zhang of Peking University will be joining the Ohio State University group.
Inaugural meeting of the FRIB Theory Alliance
A meeting marking the creation of the FRIB-TA was held on March 31 and April 1, 2016, at Michigan State University. It was very well attended, with many FRIB-TA members present and others observing by videocast. The meeting agenda featured excellent speakers (slides) and discussion of the FRIB-TA charter (which was ratified by the community) and FRIB-TA initiatives.