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Ideas for the next FRIB-TA summer school
Building on the enormous success of the Neutron Star Merger Summer School last year, the FRIB theory alliance is looking for exciting topics for another short summer school this year similar in spirit. The school is not meant to cover core areas of FRIB related theory but rather to establish bridges between FRIB theory and other fields of relevance to FRIB science by bringing in students/postdocs and faculty of diverse background. If you have good ideas for such a summer school please send it to Gillian Olson (olson@frib.msu.edu) by February 1st. It need not be more than a title and a couple of sentences explaining the relevance. The FRIB-TA board will consider the various suggestions and then make a decision. If a compelling idea is found, the FRIB-TA board will consult with the person that made the suggestion and put together a team to work on the organization of the summer school.
FRIB Theory Alliance Bridge Faculty Position at North Carolina State University
The Department of Physics at NC State University is currently interviewing a short list of candidates 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. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to FRIB-relevant research activities.

2019 Call for Topical Program Proposals [deadline February 1, 2019, see below]

We are now soliciting proposals for programs to run in the Summer of 2019:
The proposal for topical programs should not exceed 3 pages and should contain a description of the scientific project, covering the scientific motivation, the connection to FRIB (for example through the relevance to particular experiments), and specific deliverables. It should also include the names and affiliations of critical experts that are needed for the effort to be successful and who intend to participate in the program for a significant fraction of time.

Proposals must be submitted by February 1st, 2019, by email to horowit@indiana.edu *and* olson@frib.msu.edu. The selection will be made by the FRIB-TA Board by the end of February.

Please look at the Previous ICNT programsfor examples of the types of programs intended (e.g., The r-process nucleosynthesis: connecting FRIB with the cosmos). If you have questions, please contact Chuck Horowitz (horowit@indiana.edu).

FRIB-TA Annual Meeting August, 2019 at LECM
The FRIB-TA Annual Meeting will take place concurrently with the Low Energy Community Meeting (LECM) that has already been scheduled to take place August 8-10, 2019 at the TUNL area (either at the UNC campus or downtown Durham). This will give us the opportunity to stay in tune with the important experimental developments and continue to foster a close interplay between theory and experiment. Further details on the meeting will be forthcoming, but in the meantime please plan accordingly so we can have an engaging representation of our membership at the LECM.
Announcing the FRIB theory fellow of 2019
The FRIB theory alliance conducted a search for a new FRIB theory fellow in the Fall of 2018. The search committee received many excellent applications and selected a shortlist of five. The interviews took place in the beginning of December 2018. Following the recommendation of the search committee, Kevin Fossez was selected as the new FRIB theory fellow, and will be hosted by Argonne National Laboratory. Please join the FRIB-TA in congratulating Kevin and wishing him a successful stay at ANL.
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.