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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.
Applications open for 2017 TALENT course (July 3-21)
Applications are open for a course on "Theory for Exploring Nuclear Structure Experiments", to be held at the European Center for Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*), Trento, Italy from July 3 to July 21, 2017. See the TALENT homepage for information on the course and how to apply.
FRIB Theory Fellow selected
The FRIB Theory Fellow Search Committee has selected a new fellow to reside at Michigan State University. Dr. Gregory Potel was the selected candidate and started in May, 2016.