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12. Astrophysics Workshop to be Held at HRIBF
(Dan Bardayan)

The Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will hold a workshop on nuclear measurements for astrophysics with a special emphasis on the applications of radioactive beams to such studies on October 23-24, 2006.

The purpose of this workshop, hosted by the HRIBF users' executive committee and the Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research, is to bring together scientists who wish to study nuclear astrophysics with radioactive and stable beams and to acquaint participants with HRIBF's beams and experimental facilities available for such experimental studies.

We plan to organize approximately six sessions discussing nuclear measurements of interest for studying Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, solar burning, hot CNO and rp-process nucleosynthesis in novae and X-ray bursts, and supernovae and the r-process. It is envisioned that the program will be made up of invited and contributed talks. The final session will include an open discussion of future directions for the HRIBF program in nuclear astrophysics and possible collaborative efforts. We welcome your suggestions, both for topics that should be discussed and for speakers. Further, if you would like to make a short contributed presentation, please contact Dan Bardayan. Further details will be announced on the workshop website.

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