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FRIB-TA sponsored summer school: “Neutron star mergers for non-experts: GW170817 in the multi-messenger astronomy and FRIB eras”
Recently a neutron star merger was observed with gravitational waves and electromagnetically at frequencies from radio to gamma rays. This single event GW170817 dramatically advances nuclear astrophysics and heralds an exciting new era in multi-messenger astronomy. To allow a broader audience to better appreciate these developments, a summer school will be taught May 16-18, 2018 at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) in East Lansing, MI. The school is intended for an inclusive audience of graduate students, post docs, and more senior researchers working in nuclear physics, astrophysics, astronomy and related areas. See the school website for further details and to apply. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2018.
FRIB-TA Topical Programs: 2018 call for proposals
The FRIB Theory Alliance is introducing the FRIB-TA topical programs, which will bring together up to 30 theorists and experimentalists for a period of up to three weeks to address particular issues relevant for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. See the solicitation for details. The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2018.
New FRIB Theory Fellow sought
The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for an FRIB Theory Fellowship. The successful candidate will conduct independent or collaborative research on nuclear structure, astrophysics, and/or fundamental symmetries relevant to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). This FRIB Theory Fellow will be an employee of Michigan State University stationed at a Partner Institution by mutual agreement. See the job description and application info. Applications will be reviewed starting October 28, 2017.
FRIB-TA Annual Meeting August 2-4, 2017 at LECM
The FRIB-TA Annual Meeting was held on August 3 and 4 during the Low Energy Community Meeting (LECM) at Argonne National Laboratory (full program).
On the afternoon of Wednesday, August 2 the FRIB Day 1 Science workshop explored the reach and nature of programs possible with early FRIB beams and the theory in support of these programs. Many FRIB-TA members contributed input to the talks by the speakers/conveners.  
The FRIB-TA Annual Meeting on August 3 included the FRIB-TA Town Meeting (slides), talks by FRIB-TA Fellows Diego Lonardoni (slides) and Gregory Potel (slides) and discussions of FRIB Day-1 topics based on material presented at the FRIB Day-1 Science Workshop and FRIB-TA contributions to the FRIB Day-1 science program (slides). Witek Nazarewicz gave a summary of the FRIB-TA Annual Meeting to the entire LECM on August 4.
FRIB-TA Bridge faculty position at Washington University
The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty opening at the Assistant Professor level in Nuclear Theory with relevance to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU). The search involves a position that is initially 50% funded by MSU through its FRIB theory alliance (FRIB-TA) until the successful candidate receives tenure. The appointment will begin Fall 2018. See the job description and application info. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017.
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.