|The annual Nuclear Physics
Summer School is supported by the NSF and the INT
and is managed by a Steering Committee with rotating membership drawn from
nuclear physics community at large, with input from the DNP of the APS.
I. Steering Committee:
The present Steering Committee (established approximately January 1, 1995)
has the following membership:
1. Jorgen Randrup, Chair
2. Bruce Barrett, Vice-Chair
3. Holder of the NSF grant (currently
4. Virginia Brown
5. Walter Henning
6. Berndt Mueller
7. James Vary
8. Steve Vigdor
9. Vic Viola
The members of the SC are in rotating positions, except for the NSF grant
whose membership is by virtue of being grant holder.
The normal tenure of a SC member will be four (4) years, so
each year two (2)
members will be replaced. The intention is to each year replace one
abd one experimentalist, so that an approximate parity between theorists
experimentalists is preserved.
1) The NSF proposal suggested three year terms, but four-year terms are
if the Chair and Vice-Chair
are to have terms of two years each.
2) A person is appointed as Vice Chair after serving for two years on the
would serve as Vice Chair for
years 3-4 and then as Chair for years 5-6,
ie for a total of six years
on the SC; the annual rotations would then
need to be adjusted appropriately,
either by someone rotating off before
the full term of four years
or by postponing a replacement.
II. Organization of each
year's Summer School:
It is envisioned that the Summer School will take place at
from year to year, being organized by 'volunteers' from the NP community
has in the past.
In the spring of each year, a notice is placed in the DNP
and INT newsletters
inviting potential organizers for the next year's Summer School to submit
informal proposals, indicating possible sites and anticipated funding schemes.
The deadline for proposals to organize will be August 15 of the year preceding
The Steering Committee will discuss the proposals and select
(which may be a team of people) and one of the proposed sites.
1) The NSF grant provides funds for student
support and advertising.
2) The host institution will be expected
to assume responsibility for the
transportation and living costs
of the speakers.
3) The INT has agreed to serve as a default
host institution, with the
site being the UW Seattle campus,
on the understanding the the Organizers
of such Schools would ordinarily
come from outside the INT.
4) The INT is supporting the School by providing
including mailing out the posters,
assembling the applications, and
carrying out the correspondance,
The years 1995 and 1996 were
anomalous and should not be seen as typical.
Ordinarily, the Organizer would
have no particular relation to the INT,
and the site could be anywhere
in the country.
Subsequently, the SC will compose
the lecture program for the School,
in close consultation with the designated Organizer, and with due attention
to topical balance and recent programs.
There are usually five major
lecture series, with time and material for
study provided, as well as 'office
hours' where the students can ask
questions and have in-depth
discussions with the lecturers. There is
also a possibility for the students
to present seminars, plus
occasionally a few special seminars.
The Organizer (who may be a team of more than one person) invites the lecturers,
negotiates the practical arrangements regarding the site, prepares the
selects the students, and runs the school. After the School is completed,
report must be filed with the SC and a financial statement made to the
Ordinarily, the target group
consists of applicants who are at most
one year away from the PhD (plus
or minus), with the priority falling
off rapidly in both directions.
In a steady state, it should then be
possible for any student to
take part in one Summer School at some point.
Summary of duties
A. Chair of the Steering Committee:
a) Chairs the Steering Committee.
b) Places the ad in the DNP
and INT newsletters.
c) Leads the discussions with
the SC members regarding
of the Organizer(s) and site from the proposals,
of the lecture program,
iii) the rotation
of the membership, including the solicitation of
suggestions from the DNP Executive Committee, and
iv) the selection
of the new Vice-Chair.
d) Serves as main contact person
between the SC and
Organizer of the School,
ii) the grant
iii) the INT.
B. Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee:
a) Serves as the principal adviser
to the SC Chair.
b) Serves in place of the Chair,
c) Is the designated successor
of the SC Chair.
C. Grant Holder:
a) Serves as the principal liason
with the NSF.
b) Oversees the budgetary aspects
of each year's School.
D. Member of the Steering Committee:
a) Help advertise the Summer
School and encourage applications.
b) Help recruit potential Organizers.
c) Participate in the process
of identifying an Organizer and a site.
d) Help compose the lecture
E. Organizer(s) of the Summer School:
a) Submits a proposal to organize
next year's Summer School,
proposed possible sites and the anticipated
b) Takes active part, with the
Steering Committee, in the composition
of the lecture
c) Is responsible for all the
organizational and practical aspects
of the particular
i) inviting the selected lecturers (if an invited lecturer cannot
accept, the program process is iterated with the SC),
preparing the poster,
the students for admission to the school,
making the practical arrangements regarding the site,
v) running the school,
preparing and submitting a report on the school to the SC,
including student questionaires, and a financial accounting
to the grant holder.
To: Dirk Walecka, Chair, DNP Executive Committee
From: Jorgen Randrup, Chair
Bruce Barrett, Vice Chair
Steering Committee for the Nuclear
Physics Summer School
Copy: Ben Gibson, Secretary-Treasurer, DNP Executive Committee
About: Nuclear Physics Summer School
We thought that the upcoming DNP meeting would be a good opportunity to
your attention to the information below regarding the National Summer School
on Nuclear Physics, since the School is intended to serve the DNP community
large and will depend on input from the DNP for its continued success.
The Nuclear Physics Summer School started about ten years ago on the spontaneous
initiative of a group of theorists that had gathered for informal discussions
the Capra Ranch outside Los Angeles. The School has been very successful
in order to ensure its long-term continuation, we have recently tried to
the associated procedures.
We are enclosing the current draft describing the (intended) organization
School and we are inviting your comments. The envisioned role of
the DNP is
primarily two-fold: 1) To suggest names for the annual replacements on
Steering Committee, and 2) to help advertise each year's School and solicit
proposals for organizing the following year's School.
We feel that the support and involvement of the DNP is an important element
the Summer School and that it will help to ensure that it be responsive
filed's needs for timeliness and diversity, as they develop over time.
do not hesitate to contact us for for discussion/information.
Finally, since it so happens that Wick Haxton will be coming to the DNP
(while we will not), we have asked him to make himself available to you
answering any questions you might have about the School. We are grateful
for agreeing to help in this manner, even though he has rotated of the
Committee. Wick is very familiar with the development of the School,
was one of the originators and served on the Steering Committee until recently;
he also coorganized the 1990 NP Summer School in Santa Cruz.
Jorgen Randrup, Chair
Steering Committee for the
Bruce Barrett, Vice Chair
Nuclear Physics Summer School