Exotic Beam Summer School is 23-29 July

The sixteenth Exotic Beam Summer School (EBSS2017) will be held at Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory from 23-29 July.

The Exotic Beams Summer School offers students and young researchers the opportunity to explore the science of exotic nuclei.

At the EBSS, students will explore nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, the fundamental interactions of particles, and the application of nuclear science and technology. Through the EBSS, researchers will have the ability to more fully take advantage of the potential of next-generation nuclear physics facilities, including the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). 

The format of the school is unique. In the mornings, students will receive lectures on a wide range of theoretical, experimental, and applied topics from leading nuclear physicists who work with rare isotopes. In the afternoons, students will participate in hands-on activities, learning about the techniques and instrumentation involved in experiments with exotic beams.

At EBSS2017, student activities include performing measurements with the GRETINA gamma-ray tracking array, the Gammasphere array of Ge detectors, the Helical Orbit Spectrometer, the Penning trap, and the Fragment Mass Analyzer, and conducting an experiment with a heavy-ion beam from the ATLAS facility.

The EBSS series is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the following laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University, and the Association for Research and University Nuclear Accelerators (ARUNA). 

More details of EBSS2017 are available online.