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FRIB-TA Summer Schools

Overview

The FRIB Theory Alliance has introduced the FRIB-TA summer school programs, which bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researches, and senior scientific experts to focus on topics relevant to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams science. The programs are hosted at FRIB.


Previous Summer Schools

FRIB Theory Alliance Summer School: Dense matter in Astrophysics, June 30 – July 2, 2020
The FRIB-TA Summer School: Dense matter in Astrophysics took place in an on-line format due to travel restrictions surrounding Covid-19. The school focuses on dense matter in astrophysics, such as the matter in the interior of neutron stars and the one created in supernova explosions and neutron star mergers, along with comparisons with the matter created in laboratories. There were lectures from the following experts, together with interactive activities:
Veronica Dexheimer (Kent State University): introduction to modeling the core of neutron stars
Luke Roberts (Michigan State University): the physics of supernova explosions and neutron star mergers
Pawel Danielewicz (Michigan State University): laboratory constraints for the equation of state of neutron stars
Rodrigo Negreiros (Federal Fluminense University, Brazil): general relativity (including the formalism to describe stellar rotation and magnetic fields) and stellar cooling
Thomas Klähn (California State University Long Beach): deconfined quarks and phase transitions in the core of neutron stars
For additional information visit the website.

FRIB Theory Alliance Summer School: Machine Learning Applied to Nuclear Physics
The school, held from 20-23 May, was titled "Machine learning applied to nuclear physics." It brought together graduate students, postdoctoral researches, and senior scientific experts. They work in nuclear physics, mathematics, computer science, and related areas. They came together to discuss an important emerging science, how it applies to nuclear science, and reviewed publications on machine learning.
Hosted by scientists from universities and national laboratories, the summer school had nearly one hundred attendees. Students came from all over the United States, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway.
For additional information about the program visit the "Machine learning applied to nuclear physics" program website.

FFRIB Theory Alliance Summer School: Neutron star mergers for non-experts: GW170817 in the multi-messenger astronomy and FRIB eras
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.