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10. RIA Summer School on Exotic Beam Physics Will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(W. Nazarewicz)

The fourth annual RIA Summer School on Exotic Beam Physics will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from July 31-August 6, 2005. Lectures will take place on the Berkeley Lab site, with hands-on activities at the 88-Inch Cyclotron. The aim of the summer school is to nurture future RIA scientists so that the community will have sufficient manpower to effectively use RIA when it comes online. The RIA summer school is supported by the DOE, NSF and the following laboratories: ANL, LBNL, LLNL, ORNL and NSCL/MSU. It is an annual event, rotating among the 88-Inch Cyclotron, ATLAS, HRIBF, and NSCL.

The summer school has three main components. The mornings will be devoted to lectures covering broad topics in both the experimental and theoretical physics of nuclei far from stability. This year's lecturers have been set and are listed below:

Robert Grzywacz (Tennessee) - Nuclear Structure
Guy Savard (ANL) - Fundamental Symmetries
Heinrich Schatz (MSU) - Nuclear Astrophysics
Jim Vary (Iowa) - Nuclear Theory
Sherry Yennello (TAMU) - Nuclear Reactions

Other, shorter lectures will focus on specific areas of R&D leading towards RIA and the instrumentation and techniques which are being developed for use at RIA. These talks will complement the hands-on activities taking place in the afternoons. The afternoons will provide opportunities for "hands-on" experience with experimental equipment and techniques useful in RIA research.

For more information, please visit the 2005 RIA Summer School website.

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