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TALENT: Training in Advanced Low Energy Nuclear Theory
Training the next generation of nuclear physicists
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Look under the About menu to learn about the TALENT initiative. Look under the Membership menu to sign up to join TALENT and to get a list of current individual and institutional members.

2018 TALENT course in China to be held July 16-August 6

The 2018 Nuclear TALENT course on Many-Body Methods for Nuclear Physics, from Structure to Reactions, will be held at  Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, P.R. China, starting July 16 and ending August 6 (the last three days are set aside for a workshop) see the course home page for details.

2018 TALENT course at the INT to be held July 9-27

The first edition of Course 10 on "Fundamental Symmetries and Neutrinos" will be offered at the Institute for Nuclear Theory in Seattle, WA from July 9 to July 27, 2018. This course will introduce students to the exciting physics of fundamental symmetry tests and neutrino studies in nuclear physics, including implications for both the Standard Model and possible physics beyond the Standard Model.

The primary lecturers will be Vincenzo Cirigliano (Los Alamos National Laboratory, cirigliano@lanl.gov) and Michael Ramsey-Musolf (University of Massachusetts Amherst, mjrm@physics.umass.edu). Additional lectures will also be provided by guest seminar speakers. 

Information about the application process, financial support, and logistics can be found at http://www.int.washington.edu/PROGRAMS/18-2c/. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2018.

Future TALENT courses

Other TALENT courses in the planning stages:

  • TENTATIVE: The second edition of Course 6: Theory for exploring nuclear reaction experiments will be held in summer, 2019 (location and details TBA).
  • The first edition of Course 8 on Theoretical approaches to describe exotic nuclei will be titled Atomic Nuclei as Open Quantum Systems: Unifying Nuclear Structure and Reactions. It will be offered in the summer of 2020 at the INT. The principal lecturers will be Christian Forssén (Chalmers University of Technology), Witek Nazarewicz (Michigan State University), Marek Ploszajczak (GANIL), and Alexander Volya (Florida State University). Contact: Christian Forssén (christian.forssen@chalmers.se).

2017 TALENT course at the ECT* (July 3-21)

The second edition of Course 5 on "Theory for Exploring Nuclear Structure Experiments", was held at the European Center for Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*), Trento, Italy from July 3 to July 21, 2017. The lecturers were Alex Brown (Michigan State University), Alexandra Gade (Michigan State University), Robert Grzywacz (University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Morten Hjorth-Jensen (Michigan State University and University of Oslo), and Gustav Jansen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

The course materials can be found at the course github site.

Contact: Morten Hjorth-Jensen, hjensen@msu.edu

TALENT courses given in 2016

Two TALENT courses were offered in 2016. The topics, principal lecturers, and application links were:

Course 4: Density Functional Theory and Self-Consistent Methods at the University of York in York, UK was held from July 17 to August 6, 2016. The principal lecturers were Jacek Dobaczewski, Andrea Idini, Alessandro Pastore, and Nicolas Schunck. For general information on this course, go to Course 4: Density functional theory and self-consistent methods and this link. The written course materials and videos of the lectures are freely available. Contact: Jacek Dobaczewski (jacek.dobaczewski@york.ac.uk).

Course 9: Quantum Monte Carlo Methods for Nuclear Physics and Related Areas at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina was held from from July 11 to July 29, 2016. The principal lecturers included Joe Carlson, Joaquín Drut, Stefano Gandolfi, and Dean Lee. For information on the course, go to Course 9: High-performance computing and computational tools for nuclear physics and the local website. Lectures and codes are freely available; this is the schedule. Contact: Stefano Gandolfi (stefano@lanl.gov).

[Note: Course 8: Atomic Nuclei as Open Quantum Systems: Unifying Nuclear Structure and Reactions is postponed until 2018.]

TALENT courses given in 2015

Course 7: Nuclear Physics of Neutron Stars and Supernovae at the University of Washington Institute for Nuclear Theory was held in Seattle, WA, from June 21 to July 11, 2015. For information on the course, go to Course 7: Nuclear theory for astrophysics.

Course 2: Many-Body Methods for Nuclear Physics at GANIL was held in Caen, France, from July 5 to July 25, 2015. 'For information on the course, go to Course 2: Many-body methods for nuclear physics.

Course 3: Few-Body Methods and Nuclear Reactions at the ECT* was held in Trento, Italy, from July 19 to August 8, 2015. For information on the course, go to Course 3: Few-body methods and nuclear reactions.