Low Energy Nuclear Astrophysics at the NSCL

NSCL, East Lansing, MI, USA
May 25-26, 2006



S. Austin (NSCL)
J. Blackmon (ORNL)
A. Chen (McMaster)
M. Couder (Notre Dame)
U. Greife (Colorado School of Mines)
J. Goerres (Notre Dame)
C. Iliadis (Chapel Hill)

C. Leitner (LBL)
P. Parker(Yale)
K.E. Rehm (ANL)
H. Schatz (NSCL)
B. Sherrill (NSCL)
S. Schriber (NSCL)
M. Wiescher (Notre Dame)


Day 1:


Intended to introduce the future plans at the NSCL, including the facility in general, the gas stopping system, and the post accelerator.

9:00 - 10:00 45+15 Sherrill, Morrissey, Schriber
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee


Intended to provide an overview of which types of measurements have been done in the past, what kinds of things have been measured, what were needs (beam intensity, equipment) and difficulties that had to be overcome, and what the future plans are. In addition, it would be great if the speakers could summarize what they find most interesting to be done with an NSCL post accelerator for both, the existing and a future facility.

10:30 - 11:30 30+30 Jeff Blackmon, ORNL about ORN
11:30 - 12:30 30+30 Alan Chen, McMaster about TRIUMF
12:30 - 1:30 working lunch, free discussion


1:30 - 2:30 30+30 Ernst Rehm, ANL about ANL
2:30 - 3:30 30+30 Couder, Notre Dame, about LLN
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee break


Intended to trigger discussion by summarizing what could be done with the available beams for specific reactions. Experience from the past, difficulties, techniques, and equipment needs could also be discussed.

4:00 - 4:30 15+15 Christian Iliadis, Chapel Hill: p,g and a,g rates
4:30 - 5:00 15+15 Joachim Goerres, Notre Dame: a,p/p,a rates
5:30 - 6:00 15+15 Peter Parker, Yale: transfer reactions
6:00 - 6:30 15+15 Daniela Leitner, Berkeley: low energy accelerators
7:00 Dinner at Kellogg

Discussion over Dinner on how to proceed the evening and next day

Day 2:

This is deliberatly kept loose, so there should be room to fit in other things (additional talks etc ) if decided on day 1 that this would be useful. Also, if discussions extended on day one beyond the allocated time, some talks could be moved to this day.

9:00 - 10:00 Presentation of focus subgroups, or everybody summarizes his impressions ideas one by one
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 12:00 Write a joint summary of the most important findings
12:00 - 1:00 working Lunch, discussion
1:00 - 2:00 Closeout


The workshop will be in the "nuclear conference room" in the Cyclotron Lab Building (NSCL). The workshop begins at 9 am on May 25. There will be coffee and pastries available from 8:30 on.


Could you please drop Chasity Fudella (fudella@nscl.msu.edu) a short message telling her what you will do for transportation ? (need airport pickup, need ride from Hotel to Cyclotron, have car, need parking permit for cyclotron, will walk, ...). This would greatly help our planning.

So far, nobody has requested help with transportation from the airport to the Hotel (Kellogg Center: http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/ ), or from the Hotel to the Cyclotron. From the Hotel to the Cyclotron it is about a 20 min walk (campus maps: http://www.msu.edu/maps/index.html ). The Kellogg center operates a van that can pick up people at the airport, and that could also bring people from the Hotel to the Cyclotron in the morning and in the evening. The best would be to arrange this in advance. We would be happy to do that for you.

If you have a car, you can park at the cyclotron (east side of the building) on any spot, including the visitor parking area. However, you need to get a visitor parking permit right away, which you can pick up in the cyclotron Lobby (enter through main entrance on northwest corner of building). If you let us know in advance we can prepare the permit for you.


The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics
May 24, 2006