HRIBF Workshop -
Nuclear Measurements for Astrophysics
October 23-24, 2006
Bldg. 6008 Conference Room
presentations are available here.
The Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak
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. The workshop
will be held at ORNL on October 23-24, 2006. The timing was
chosen to allow participants to travel directly from the workshop to
the APS Division of Nuclear Physics Meeting in Nashville being held
The purpose of this workshop, hosted by the HRIBF users'
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, to acquaint participants with HRIBF's
facilities available for such experimental studies, and to foster
collaborative efforts between participants. The
RIBs available from the HRIBF span a large range of neutron- and
proton-rich isotopes at energies suitable for studies of a wide variety
of important and interesting astrophysical
addition, we will discuss plans for future measurements and the
associated development needed in beams and instrumentation. Theoretical
approaches to deal with
the quantity and quality of data from such experiments will also be
of the intended discussions.
The program is now available. Six
sessions discussing nuclear
measurements of interest for studying solar
burning, hot CNO and rp-process nucleosynthesis in novae and X-ray
bursts, and supernovae and the r-process have been organized.
Most talks are scheduled for 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions
except for session 5 which has 12 minute talks with 3 minutes for
A poster session is also being organized during the afternoon of the
first day. Easels with rigid poster boards will be provided along
with various mounting instruments. The provided poster boards
will be 40 inches high by 32 inches wide, but the easel can actually
accommodate rigid poster boards of a variety of sizes. If you are
interested in presenting a poster, please contact Dan Bardayan.
Venue and Registration
The meeting will be held at the Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research
(shown as Building 6008 on this map)
on the ORNL campus. Parking is available immediately adjacent to
Building 6008. There will be no registration fee, but
will be expected to pay their own
travel costs. Lunch will be provided on October 23 and 24, and
please let us know if you have special dietary needs. Participants will
still need to register to obtain
access to the laboratory. Please use the registration
link to register before the deadline. Since we are providing
lunch, we are asking everybody including those who already have an ORNL
badge to register so that we can get an accurate count.
Participants without current ORNL badges should arrive at the guard
gates at least 30 minutes before needing access to Building 6008.
U.S. citizens will have to present a photo-id such as a driver's
license, while foreign nationals will need to present their passport
and visa. The guards will then direct participants to the visitor
center where they will receive a visitors badge. After that,
visitors are free to come to Building 6008.
Registration deadlines depend on
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Lodging and Transportation
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Oak Ridge Comfort Inn
for the nights of October 22-24. The Comfort Inn is on Rutgers
Avenue shown on this map.
Participants should call the
Comfort Inn at 865-481-8200
to make reservations. When calling, please mention that you are
with the Astrophysics Workshop to receive the workshop rate of
$68/night plus taxes. You must make your reservation before October 8
to receive this special rate.
Other lodging options may be found at
The lab is
located several miles from the nearest hotel and has no bus
service. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation
during the meeting. There are a few
dormitory-style rooms located on-site which may used provided they
are not in use by experimenters
running at HRIBF at the time.
We prefer oral presentations to be in electronic formats such
as Powerpoint or PDF. We will have a Windows XP computer for your
presentation or you may bring your own laptop. There will be no
official proceedings, but the talks presented at the meeting will be
available for viewing on the meeting's web site shortly after the
meeting's conclusion. You may also use an overhead projector if