Meetings Archive



This page gives information on older meetings of the FRIB Astrophysics Collaboration, the SECAR Collaboration, and on FRIB.

Nuclear Astrophysics Workshop at MSU NSCL on August 22, 2013

Dear Nuclear Astrophysics Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to join an "Nuclear Astrophysics Workshop" at Michigan State University on Thursday, August 22, 2013, in connection with the Low Energy Community Meeting to be held at MSU on August 23 - 24.

Our goals are to
[a] discuss new open questions and scientific developments that affect the evolution of our field
[b] discuss actions to get the field where it needs to be
[c] continue to grow a nuclear astrophysics community spanning experimental, theoretical, and observational work
[d] raise awareness of nuclear astrophysics as an important field at the forefront of science

Our meeting on Thursday Aug. 22 will last from 13:00 - 21:00 with an hour break at 18:00 for a catered dinner. In addition to a number of invited presentations covering the latest developments in observations and theory, we will have a session where we offer participants the opportunity to give short (5 min) presentations on what they feel are the most compelling science questions and/or related issues (e.g., facilities/telescopes, funding, manpower) to help long range planning in our field. We will also have a session of open discussion on this topic.

We sincerely hope that you can join us on Thursday Aug. 22!
Program
Thursday, August 22
NSCL Lecture Hall

13:30 - 14:00"New Stellar Observations of Exotic Heavy Elements"Ian Roederer, Carnegie Observatories
14:00 - 14:30"High intensity beam experiments for nuclear astrophysics"Manoel Couder, Notre Dame
14:30 - 15:00"Supernova Delivery of Nucleosynthesis Products"Patrick Young, Arizona State Univ.
15:00 - 15:30"Explosive nucleosynthesis studied with RIB experiments"Ingo Wiedenhoever, Florida State Univ.
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30"Summary of ICNT 2013"Chuck Horowitz, Indiana Univ.
16:30 - 17:00"JINA Report"Michael Wiescher, Notre Dame
17:00 - 17:30"Nuclear Theory for Astrophysics and FRIB Theory Center"Sanjay Reddy, INT
17:30 - 18:005-minute Presentations
"LiLiT@SARAF: a high-intensity neutron source for nuclear astrophysics"Michael Paul, Hebrew University
"Nucleosynthesis in Type Ia Supernovae"David Chamulak
"r-process Calculations and Sensitivity Studies Online with the Computational Infrastructure for Nuclear Astrophysics"Michael Smith, ORNL
"Development of SuperORRUBA and Measurements of low-lying states in 81Ge"Sunghoon (Tony) Ahn, Univ. Tennessee
"Nuclear Astrophysics at ELI-NP"Livius Trache, IFIN-HH Bucharest
"Outreach as a vehicle for funding"Micha Kilburn, Notre Dame
18:00 - 19:00Discussion and Pizza

Please check back on this page to learn more details about this meeting, and also check below to learn about a shorter, equipment-focused Astrophysics Working Group Breakout Session that will be held on Friday Aug. 23 at the Low Energy Community Meeting.

We also encourage everyone to keep up to date with developments in our field by clicking here to sign up as members of the User Organization for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)

and clicking here to sign up as members of the FRIB Astrophysics Collaboration

Please contact the organizers listed below if you have specific questions.

Best Wishes from the Organizers,

Anna Frebel, MIT
Raph Hix, ORNL / UT
Gail McLaughlin, NCSU
Ernst Rehm, ANL
Hendrik Schatz, MSU
Michael Smith, ORNL

SECAR Collaboration Meeting at MSU on Thursday, August 22, 2013

In connection with the Low Energy Community Meeting to be held at MSU NSCL on August 23-24, 2013, we will have a SECAR Collaboration meeting on Thursday morning, August 22 in the NSCL Seminar Room on the campus of Michigan State University. This precedes the Nuclear Astrophysics Workshop that will be held on Thursday afternoon, August 22. The program for this collaboration meeting is:

08:30 - 9:00Coffee
09:00 - 9:15"Welcome and Project Status"Hendrik Schatz, MSU
09:15 - 9:35"Science Case for SECAR"Michael Smith, ORNL
09:35 - 9:50"JENSA update"Kelly Chipps, Colorado School of Mines
09:50 - 10:30"SECAR design update"Georg Berg, Notre Dame
10:30 - 11:00"SECAR beam rejection Monte Carlo Studies"Manoel Couder, Notre Dame
11:00 - 12:00Discussion

Nuclear Astrophysics Equipment Breakout Session at MSU on Friday, August 23, 2013

In connection with the Low Energy Community Meeting to be held at MSU NSCL on August 23-24, 2013, we will have an equipment-focused astrophysics Working Group breakout session on Friday evening, August 23. We will have updates on the SECAR, JENSA, and FRIB / ReA3 projects, as well as information on a variety of other projects in nuclear astrophysics.

If you cannot attend this session but are interested in FRIB and future gatherings of this kind,
please sign up as a FRIB user by clicking here and sign up as a member of the FRIB astrophysics collaboration by clicking here.

Organizers:
Hendrik Schatz [MSU], Ernst Rehm [ANL], and Michael Smith [ORNL].

Nuclear Astrophysics Equipment Breakout Session at ANL on August 17, 2012

In connection with the Low Energy Community Meeting to be held at ANL on August 17-18, 2012, we will have an equipment-focused astrophysics Working Group breakout session on Friday evening, August 17. We will have updates on the SECAR, JENSA, and FRIB / ReA3 projects,
as well as information on a variety of other projects in nuclear astrophysics.

If you cannot attend this session but are interested in FRIB and future gatherings of this kind,
please sign up as a FRIB user by clicking here and sign up as a member of the FRIB astrophysics collaboration by clicking here.

Organizers:
Hendrik Schatz [MSU], Ernst Rehm [ANL], and Michael Smith [ORNL].

Nuclear Astrophysics Breakout Session at ANL on August 16, 2012

We had a very successful, lengthy "Nuclear Astrophysics Breakout Session" at Argonne National Lab on Thursday, August 16, 2012, in connection with the Low Energy Community Meeting which was held at ANL on August 17-18, 2012.

We discussed the needs for nuclear astrophysics in the FRIB era for a wide range of topics that included measurements with radioactive beams at FRIB as well as stable beam measurements, nucleosynthesis and astrophysics modeling, nuclear theory, and astrophysical observations. The overall goals of the session were to discuss the needs of the broader nuclear astrophysics community in the FRIB era, and voice these goals at the Plenary Session of the Low Energy Community Meeting on Saturday morning, August 18. More specifically, the goals included:


We asked the speakers to address the following questions:

This meeting was in addition to a shorter, equipment-focused astrophysics Working Group breakout session on the evening of Friday, August 17 at the Low Energy Community Meeting.


Program -- Thursday, August 16, 2012:

1:30 - 2:40 Observations

1:30 Laurens Keek (20+5) X-ray observations
1:55 Nick Sterling (20+5) Stellar spectroscopic observations
2:20 Contributions + Discussion

2:40 - 4:00 Experiments

2:40 Michael Wiescher (20+5) Experiments with stable beams
3:05 Jeff Blackmon (20+5) Radioactive beam experiments
3:30 Chris Wrede (10+5) Experiments to understand Novae
3:45 Contributions + Discussion

4:00 - 4:30 Coffee Break

4:30 - 6:00 Modeling and Computing

4:30 Gail McLaughlin (20+5) Astrophysical models
4:55 Raphael Hix (20+5) Modeling and computing
5:20 Contributions + Discussion

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner

7:00 - 8:20 Theory

7:00 Baha Balantekin (20+5) Nuclear theory in the FRIB era
7:25 Chuck Horowitz (20+5) Neutron stars, gravitational waves, and neutrinos
7:50 Alex Brown (10+5) New initiatives in nuclear theory
8:05 Contributions + Discussion

8:20 - 9:00 Databases

8:20 Michael Smith (20+5) Nuclear Astrophysics Data
8:45 Contributions + Discussion


Organizers:
Hendrik Schatz [MSU], Anna Frebel [MIT], Ernst Rehm [ANL], and Michael Smith [ORNL].

Note: on Friday Evening, August 17, we will have a more focussed session on equipment needs and updates on the SECAR, JENSA, and FRIB / ReA3 projects.

If you would like to attend future gatherings of this kind,
please sign up as a FRIB user by clicking here and sign up as a member of the FRIB astrophysics collaboration by clicking here.


FRIB Equipment Meeting [and FRIB Astrophysics Collaboration meeting] in February, 2010

There was an FRIB meeting on experimental equipment needs on February 20-22, 2010 on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. The goals of this meeting includes ensuring that alternatives for experimental equipment have been considered, that adequate space is provided in the experimental halls, and that all users communicate their specific equipment needs to FRIB and to each other. For more information, please see our page on this important meeting. A summary of the meeting presentation of the meeting given by Hendrik Schatz can be found here.

SECAR Meeting in January 2010

The SECAR collaborators met on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan on Saturday, January 30, 2010. At this meeting, and discussed: system requirements, benchmark reactions, current design status, canonical and alternative designs, project management plans, and preparations for the upcoming FRIB Equipment Workshop in February 2010. For more information, please see our SECAR page; for more information on this meeting, contact Hendrik Schatz, schatz at nscl.msu.edu.

October 2009: FRIB Users Organization Meeting, Thursday, October 15, 2009, at the DNP Meeting in Hawaii

August 2009: FRIB Astrophysics Collaboration Meeting, Monday, August 10, 2009 at the NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

May 2009: FRIB User Meeting, Saturday, May 30 - Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Argonne National Lab, Argonne, Illinois