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FRIB Theory Alliance Bridge Faculty Position at North Carolina State University
The Department of Physics at NC State University invites exceptionally qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in theoretical nuclear physics with relevance to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The initial appointment is partially funded by the FRIB theory alliance. A successful candidate is expected to contribute to FRIB-relevant research activities. Applicants will also need a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The NC State Department of Physics faculty perform creative, highly visible research in fundamental and applied science, blending fundamental physics and applications, theory and experiment. Our vision integrates research and innovative teaching to create a vibrant intellectual atmosphere within a welcoming and collegial environment. Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. degree in physics or a physics-related area.
Applications must be submitted online at NC State University position number 00105538 and must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement. Please arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent directly to physicsjobs@ncsu.edu.
To receive full consideration, applications for the Fall 2019 academic year should be received by December 1, 2018.
FRIB Theory Alliance Fellowship Positon
The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for an FRIB Theory Fellowship. The successful candidate will conduct independent or collaborative research at a Partner Institution on nuclear structure, reactions, astrophysics, and/or fundamental symmetries relevant to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The FRIB Theory Alliance is a consortium of universities and national laboratories actively engaged in theoretical research in FRIB science. FRIB will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the DOE Office of Science and operated by Michigan State University.
Requirements: PhD in nuclear theory or related area and the ability to work with export controlled items. Please apply at Academic Jobs Online.
Applications will be reviewed starting October 12, 2018.
Second FRIB Theory Bridge Faculty Position Host Institution Selected
North Carolina State University has been selected as the host of the second FRIB Theory Bridge Faculty position. Five institutions submitted proposals in response to the call. All of the proposals were strong and we thank the applicants for their diligent efforts in preparing the submissions. Please join me in congratulating our NC-State colleagues. Details about the FRIB Theory Bridge program and procedures are given at: here.
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-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) organized an FRIB-TA Topical Program on implications of the neutron star merger GW170817 and its associated Kilonova for r-process nucleosynthesis. The program built on a 2016 r-process Topical Program and was especially timely given the extraordinary GW170817 observations. The program ran 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.