Nuclear Structure '06
July 24-28, 2006
Pollard Technology Conference Center
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830
New: List of conference participants is not available, for now.
A PDF file (32 MB) of the book of abstracts is available online and can be downloaded, see the Program page.
Daily Conference Agenda updated, see the Program page.
Information on posters is also updated on the Program Page.
Note: Non-US citizens, especially citizens of "sensitive countries" need to allow ample time to obtain a US visa. Please contact the conference secretary if you need an official letter of invitation.
The Physics Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will host the Conference "Nuclear Structure '06" in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from July 24-28, 2006. This is the next meeting in a series of nuclear structure conferences organized every second year in North America. The meeting is timed to follow the Fifth Rare Isotope Accelerator Summer School, to facilitate attendance of the school participants in both events.
In addition to covering current topics in nuclear structure physics, the conference will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the dedication of Gammasphere by highlighting the many scientific accomplishments of this powerful array, along with discussions of the new physics opportunities, which could be realized with the Gammasphere in the coming years.
The focus of the conference will be on recent experimental and theoretical developments in nuclear structure physics, with emphasis on nuclear behavior under extreme conditions as outlined below:
Proton-rich nuclei, including N~Z nuclei
Synthesis and structure of very heavy nuclei
Masses, moments and radii
Decay modes and decay spectroscopy
High spins, including high-spin isomers
Collective phases, many-body symmetries, clustering in nuclei
Warm nuclei and giant resonances
Interface of structure and astrophysics
Interface of structure and reactions
Interface of structure and tests of the Standard Model
Rare isotopes: Beams and facilities, instruments & techniques
Nuclear forces & effective interactions
Ab initio theory
Mean-field theories & beyond
Weakly-bound and unbound nuclei: Properties, physics of open channels
Many-body symmetries & clustering in nuclei
Interdisciplinary aspects of the nuclear many body problem
The conference format consists of invited talks, as well as oral and poster presentations of the contributed abstracts. Following the tradition of the previous meetings, the majority of the talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts. The remaining contributions, if suitable for this conference, may be presented by a poster. Very short (~ 5 min) oral presentations to highlight the best posters are also foreseen.
The conference will begin on Monday morning (July 24) and end around 6 pm on Friday, July 28. There will be a welcoming reception in the evening of Sunday July 23, and a banquet on Thursday, July 27.
Some general information about the conference is provided below. More specific information may be found through the appropriate links on this web site. For assistance with any special needs or any other information about the conference please contact the conference secretary.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Deadline for submission of abstracts to be considered for oral presentation: Passed.
Deadline for submission of abstracts to be considered for poster presentation, and for revision of submitted abstracts: COB Monday June 19, 2006
Deadline for early registration: Monday June 26, 2006
Final deadline for registration: Wednesday July 19, 2006. Deadline for hotel reservations at reduced rates: July 2, July 6, and July 8, 2006
Deadline to register for tours of SNS and HRIBF: July 10, 2006
FEES AND REGISTRATION
Early registration (June 26, 2006): $350
Late registration (After June 26, 2006): $425
Students: $250 for early registration; $300 for late registration
Hardcopy of Proceedings: $70
Registration fees cover a welcome reception on Sunday, July 23, the conference banquet on Thursday, July 27, lunches from Monday through Friday, coffee breaks, bus rides to ORNL Tours, and conference handouts, including a book or CD of the contributed abstracts and a CD containing the Conference Proceedings.