Exotic Beam Summer School is 24-30 June

The seventeenth Exotic Beam Summer School (EBSS2018) will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 24-30 June.

The aim of the school is to educate young researchers on the excitement and challenges of rare isotope beam science. Through these schools, the research community will be able to more fully exploit the opportunities created by the next-generation exotic beam facilities, such as FRIB.

A unique feature of this summer school series is the hands-on activities where students spend their afternoons in the laboratory, learning about the techniques and instrumentation needed to carry out experiments with radioactive beams. Among the hands-on activities that students will be involved in for EBSS are measurements with FIONA (a device designed to measure the mass numbers of individual atoms of superheavy elements), gamma-ray tracking detectors, the VENUS (Versatile ECR ion source for Nuclear Science)/AECR (Advanced Electron Cyclotron Resonance) ion sources, and the University of California, Berkeley Neutron Generator. In the mornings, lectures on a variety of topics (experimental, theoretical, and applied) will be given by expert speakers. A more detailed program will be posted on the school website.

EBSS2018 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the following laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University, and the Association for Research and University Nuclear Accelerators.

The deadline for receipt of a completed application, including a letter of support from the student’s advisor/supervisor and a paragraph explaining what the applicant hopes to achieve through attending EBSS2018, is 31 March. The application and letter of support submission forms can be found on the school website. Lodging and board expenses for the participants will be covered by the school.

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