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11. The 2nd LACM-EFES-JUSTIPEN Workshop Held in January 2008
(T. Papenbrock)

The 2nd LACM-EFES-JUSTIPEN Workshop was held on January 23-25, 2008 at the Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research (JIHIR). As its predecessor, this meeting was a merger of the US-Japan theory meeting under the auspices of the Japan-US Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei (JUSTIPEN) and the Annual NNSA-JIHIR Meeting on the nuclear large amplitude collective motion (LACM). It was jointly organized by the UT/ORNL theory group and the JUSTIPEN Governing Board.

The workshop consisted of 29 scientific talks, and its three days were dedicated to (i) supercomputing, (ii) gamma-ray spectroscopy and LACM, and (iii) nuclear structure, nuclear reactions and nuclear astrophysics. The late afternoon of each day saw a discussion session with focus on supercomputing in low-energy nuclear physics, gamma-ray spectroscopy, and JUSTIPEN, respectively. This gave the participants the opportunity to further exchange their views and ideas about future research directions and collaborations. Two of the highlights were the ceremony in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the JIHIR, and the tour of the supercomputers at ORNL and the visualization room EVEREST.

The workshop was attended by 78 physicists, including 21 Japanese researchers and a number of scientists from Europe. This is a considerable increase in participation compared to the first Joint JUSTIPEN_LACM Meeting and testifies to the popularity of the workshop and the interests in its themes. The workshop was preceded by a one-day DFT_UNEDF Meeting, and a considerable number of researchers attended both events.

The workshop was partially supported by the NNSA under the Stewardship Science Academic Alliance program "Theoretical Description of the Fission Process", the Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research, the SciDAC Program UNEDF, and by ORNL. The Todai-RIKEN Joint International Program for Nuclear Physics (TORIJIN) and the JSPS Core-to-Core program "International Research Network for Exotic Femto Systems (EFES)" by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) supported the travel of Japanese physicists. The talks presented at the meeting can be found on the meeting's website.

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