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Announcement of FRIB theory fellows for 2022

The FRIB Theory Alliance conducted a search for two new FRIB theory fellows in the Fall of 2021. The search committee received excellent applications and selected a shortlist of five. The interviews took place in-person in December 2021. Following the recommendation of the search committee Anna McCoy and Chien-Yeah Seng were selected as the two new FRIB theory fellows. Anna research plan is to explore symmetries in nuclei to characterize their properties at a more fundamental level. Chien-Yeah research plan is to use nuclear processes for searches of physics beyond the standard model. Anna will be hosted by Florida State University and Chien-Yeah will be hosted by University of Washington. Please join the FRIB-TA in congratulating Anna and Chien-Yeah and wishing them a successful stay at FSU and UW.

For more details on Fellows see Supported scientists.

Update on FRIB theory bridge position

The Department of Physics of UC Berkeley is proceeding with a faculty search without partnering with the FRIB-TA. UCB has the practice of running very broad searches which are not compatible with the current process for the FRIB-TA bridge program.
We wish them all the best in this new hire. The link to that ad is: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03125

FRIB-TA now has an agreement with Ohio University to proceed with an FRIB-TA faculty bridge search. To apply please visit https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/39354.

FRIB Theory Alliance Bridge Faculty Member Earns NSF Career Award
Sebastian König, an assistant professor of physics at North Carolina State University (NC State) and FRIB Theory Alliance (FRIB-TA) bridge faculty member, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, also known as the NSF CAREER award, is one of the highest awards the foundation bestows upon young faculty in the sciences. https://frib.msu.edu/news/2021/nsf-career.html

FRIB-TA Annual Meeting August 9-11, 2021 at LECM

During the LECM, the FRIB-TA holds its annual meeting where we showcase the great science being done by our young colleagues - a talented group that now consists of four Bridge Faculty and three Theory Fellows. It is also an opportunity for all of you to actively participate in shaping the FRIB science program.

Monday, August 9 presenters Tuesday, August 10 presenters Visit the website for more details about the program. https://indico.frib.msu.edu/event/41/page/456-working-groups-and-workshop-schedule.

On Wednesday August 11, the FRIB-TA will participate in the plenary session https://indico.frib.msu.edu/event/41/page/457-program.

FRIB-TA Bridge Faculty member Maria Piarulli is a winner of a 2021 DOE-SC Early Career Award

Five scientists who will perform research at FRIB have received 2021 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Early Career Research Program. https://frib.msu.edu/news/2021/early-career-awards-2021.html


FRIB theory alliance bridge position at FSU

Dr. Kevin Fossez, an FRIB theory fellow since 2019 at ANL, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Physics department of Florida State University. His research is on the boundaries of nuclear structure and nuclear reactions, and his interests overlap strongly with the FSU experimental program. Congratulations Kevin!

Results of elections for the FRIB-TA board

The elections results are in and Sonia Bacca (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Calvin Johnson (San Diego State University) and Saori Pastore (Washington University in St. Louis) have been selected to serve this time. Please join us in extending our gratitude for their willingness to serve.


Announcing the FRIB Theory Alliance Fellow of 2021
The FRIB Theory Alliance conducted a search for a new FRIB theory fellows in the Fall of 2020. The search committee received many excellent applications and selected a shortlist of seven. The interviews took place in the beginning of December 2020. Following the recommendation of the search committee Xilin Zhang will become our new FRIB theory fellow. Xilin will be hosted by Michigan State University. Please join the FRIB-TA in congratulating Xilin and wishing him a successful stay at MSU.

U.S. Department of Energy designates FRIB as DOE Office of Science user facility
The U.S. Department of Energy has designated the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University as an Office of Science user facility. U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced the designation at a special ceremony held outdoors at MSU, under a tent adjacent to FRIB.
The university is establishing FRIB under a cooperative agreement with the DOE Office of Science, supporting the mission of the Office of Nuclear Physics. FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes (short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth), nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security and industry. More than 1,400 scientific users are poised to conduct research at FRIB when user operation commences in early 2022.
For more information visit MSU Today

Paul Gueye, The (Hidden) Shades of Physics - Perspectives of being a Black Physicist
Paul Gueye, Associate Professor of Physics at Michigan State University National Superconduction Cyclotron Laboratory shares The (Hidden) Shades of Physics - Perspectives of being a Black Physicist

FRIB Theory Alliance EUSTIPEN Program - The EUSTIPEN program has been suspended due to travel restrictions with COVID-19. Please check back when global travel resumes.
EUSTIPEN Mission: 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.

FRIB theory fellow has accepted staff position at LLNL
Dr. Gregory Potel, an FRIB theory fellow from 2016 to 2019, has accepted a staff position in the Nuclear Data and Theory Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research is on low-energy reaction theory and he intends to continue being involved with FRIB theory alliance activities. Congratulations Gregory!
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Foster advancements in theory related to diverse areas of FRIB science

"FRIB is a discovery machine. It will enable researchers to investigate what holds together the atomic nuclei were made of and how those elements were created.To understand that, scientists study rare isotopes."

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