HRIBF Workshop on Nuclear Measurements for Astrophysics

HRIBF Workshop -
Nuclear Measurements for Astrophysics
October 23-24, 2006
Bldg. 6008 Conference Room

The workshop presentations are available here.

The Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak Ridge 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 October 25-28.

The purpose of this workshop, hosted by the HRIBF users' executive 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 beams and experimental 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 phenomena.  In 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 part 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 questions.

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 participants 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 nationality.
Status Registration deadline
U.S. Citizens October 1, 2006
Citizens from other countries August 21, 2006

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 you prefer.

Organizing Committee

D.W. Bardayan
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
A.E. Champagne
Univ. North Carolina at Chapel Hill
U. Greife
Colorado School of Mines
K.L. Jones
Rutgers University
Sherry Lamb
Workshop secretary

For questions about this page please contact Dan Bardayan

This file last modified November 1, 2006.