FRIB Theory Bridge program call
The FRIB-TA invites all departments at universities and national
laboratories participating in FRIB-TA science (see
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
The proposals should be sent electronically to the Chair of the FRIB-TA
Bridge Committee, Baha Balantekin
(firstname.lastname@example.org), by August 1, 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.
FRIB-TA Annual Meeting on August 3 included the FRIB-TA Town Meeting
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
Witek Nazarewicz gave a
summary of the FRIB-TA Annual Meeting to the entire LECM on August 4.
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
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
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
For any clarifications, please contact the FRIB-TA managing director (email@example.com).
The proposals should be sent electronically to the Chair of the FRIB-TA Bridge Committee,
Baha Balantekin (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
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
members present and others observing by videocast.
featured excellent speakers
(slides) and discussion of the FRIB-TA
charter (which was
ratified by the community) and FRIB-TA initiatives.
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.