Nuclear Structure 2018 conference held 5-10 August

More than 200 scientists from around the world participated in the Nuclear Structure 2018 conference, held 5-10 August at FRIB. The meeting was the seventeenth in a sequence of biennial meetings organized by North American national laboratories. These conferences are devoted to recent experimental and theoretical developments in the research on nuclei near the limits of isospin, spin, and excitation energy.

Previous meetings in this series have been held in East Lansing (2008), Berkeley (2010), Argonne (2012), Vancouver (2014), and Knoxville (2016).

The main meeting program consisted of plenary sessions starting on Monday and continuing until Friday morning. A total of seventy-nine oral presentations were delivered over the course of the week, with 60 percent of the talks drawn from the 191 submitted abstracts. The program commenced with a plenary session on the big open science questions in the field of nuclear structure and the impact of nuclear structure on other aspects of nuclear science. A conference poster session was held on 7 August, with over 60 posters presented. The posters were judged, and poster awards were given out to Brenden Longfellow (first prize), Sean Burcher (second prize), and Brittany Abromeit (third prize). The conference concluded with a session discussing the techniques and tools that are being used to address the science vision. The conference was followed on 10-11 August by the Low Energy Community Meeting.

The local organizing committee would like to thank the international organizing committee, speakers, poster presenters, chairs, and attendees for their presentations and scientific discussions. The committee would also like to thank the sponsors and exhibitors for their support. The next Nuclear Structure meeting will be hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2020. The chair of Nuclear Structure 2020 is Heather Crawford.