10. Fifth Annual RIA Summer School on Exotic Beam Physics Held at HRIBF
(C. J. Gross)
The Fifth Annual RIA Summer School on Exotic Beam Physics was held July 17-22, 2006 at HRIBF. The aim of the summer school is to nurture future exotic beam scientists so that the community will have sufficient manpower to effectively use the next-generation RIB facilities. The RIA Summer School is jointly organized by the ATLAS, 88-Inch Cyclotron, HRIBF, NSCL, and Nuclear Science Division at LLNL. The school is an annual event that rotates among the five organizers, excluding LLNL.
This year, 55 students (out of 90 applicants) attended lectures by Thomas Papenbrock (ORNL/UT, Nuclear Theory), Daniel Bazin (MSU, Nuclear Reactions), Art Champagne (UNC, Nuclear Astrophysics), Brad Sherrill (MSU, RIA), Mike Carpenter (ANL, Nuclear Structure), Ian Towner (Queens, Weak Interactions), John Hardy (TAMU, Precision Measurements), Dan Stracener (ORNL, ISOL), David Schultz (ORNL, RIB Production Using Lasers), and Raph Hix (ORNL, Supernova Science). Lecture notes and photographs have been posted on the RIA Summer School website.
In the afternoon, the students worked with local scientists on experimental
activities in the laboratory. These topics ranged from ISOL science and
beam emittance to windowless gas cells and microchannel plate detectors to
digital signal processing to nuclear theory.
In the evenings students presented their
work in a series of talks and a poster session. Saturday was free time
and many enjoyed a white water rafting trip down the Ocoee River. See
the website for photographs.