Summer schools encourage science study

A number of summer schools are planned for 2018 to allow students and young researchers the opportunity to explore the world of science.

NS3 Nuclear Science Summer School
13-19 May 2018
Michigan State University

NS3 Nuclear Science Summer School will introduce undergraduate students to the nuclear science field. NS3 is hosted by MSU and will offer lectures and activities at NSCL. It will have lectures by local and visiting researchers, and nuclear physics labs. There will also be a tour of the facility, discussions with graduate students and faculty, and more.

Involvement in NS3 is funded by the National Science Foundation, NSCL, and JINA-CEE.

FRIB Theory Alliance summer school: “Neutron star mergers for non-experts: GW170817 in the multi-messenger astronomy and FRIB eras”
16-18 May 2018
Michigan State University

A recent neutron star merger (GW170817) is advancing nuclear astrophysics. This signals a new era in multi-messenger astronomy. FRIB will hold a summer school to allow a broader audience to appreciate these developments from 16-18 May.

 The school is organized by the FRIB Theory Alliance. Application information is found on the event website.

U.S. Particle Accelerator School: Summer 2018 session
4-15 June 2018
Michigan State University

The U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) is a national graduate program. It provides training in the science of particle beams and accelerator technologies that are not otherwise available. The courses allow students to learn complicated material in a short time period. The USPAS also promotes the creation and publication of textbooks in these subjects. 

To apply and for more details on the USPAS summer 2018 session, visit the program website.

Exotic Beam Summer School 2018
24-30 June 2018
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Exotic Beam Summer School 2018 (EBSS2018) educates young researchers on the excitement and challenges of rare isotope beam science.

A special feature of this summer school series is that students spend their afternoons in the laboratory. They will learn about the methods and equipment needed to carry out experiments with radioactive beams. A detailed program will be posted on the school website.

EBSS2018 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. There are several laboratories that also sponsor the program. This includes Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University. The Association for Research and University Nuclear Accelerators is a sponsor as well.

To apply and for more details on EBSS2018, visit the school website.

TALENT: Training in Advanced Low Energy Nuclear Theory
16 July to 6 August 2018
Henan Normal University (Xinxiang, Henan, China)

The 2018 Nuclear TALENT course on Many-Body Methods for Nuclear Physics, from Structure to Reactions, will be held at Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan, China, from 16 July to 6 August. The last three days are set aside for a workshop. Visit the event website for details. The course is part of the Training in Advanced Low-Energy Nuclear Theory (TALENT) initiative. It will develop a comprehensive program for training in low-energy nuclear theory.

This is the first time a Nuclear TALENT course has been organized in China. The deadline for applications is 20 April. The three-week program is intended for students (theorists and experimentalists) who have started their master of science degree or PhD thesis projects in nuclear physics. Knowledge of advanced quantum mechanics is expected. The TALENT initiative aims to provide an advanced and comprehensive training to graduate students and junior researchers in low-energy nuclear theory.