Ten Years of Gammasphere and Beyond

Please join us to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the dedication of Gammasphere (GS). This unique instrument designed to hold 110 gamma-ray detectors was built by the U.S. nuclear science community. Since the Gammasphere dedication, scientists from all over the world have conducted hundreds of experiments with the array which today continues to be the world's most powerful instrument for studying nuclear structure.

To mark the ten year anniversary, the Gammasphere Users Executive Committee (GSUEC) is organizing a celebration with invited presentations to highlight the many scientific accomplishments of the array. These events will take place within the Nuclear Structure 2006 meeting (July 24-28, 2006) being organized by ORNL. The celebration program will consist of sessions about GS from its inception to the present along with discussion of the new opportunities in nuclear structure with GS.

This announcement is intended to provide an early alert to the Gammasphere community and other friends. Further details will be forthcoming; in the meantime you may direct questions to the undersigned:

Partha Chowdhury
Roderick Clark
Douglas Cline
Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri (SECRETARY)
Wenchao Ma
Mark Riley (CHAIR)