Upcoming Meetings

Town Meetings

NSAC Long-Range Plan 2015

At the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) meeting on April 24-25, 2014 in Bethesda, MD, NSAC was charged from the DOE Office of Science and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences division of the NSF requesting the development of a Long Range Plan for nuclear physics.

The timing is such that the white papers from all areas of nuclear physics are due by December (2014) with a resolution meeting to take place sometime in Jan/Feb/Mar 2015. Recommendations are desired by DOE by March 2015 and the report is due in October of 2015.

The DNP executive committee has the responsibility for organizing and running the various town meetings. Many of the areas of nuclear physics have overlapping interests in answering the open science questions as well as the tools that we use to answer those questions while we train the next generation of scientists. In this regard, the DNP executive committee will work with conveners of the various town meetings in order to increase the interactions between sub-fields of nuclear physics. Chair of NSAC (Don Geesaman) is responsible for appointing the writing committee.

We expect to have four main town meetings and various workshops that will feed into Long Range Planning.

The DNP executive committee has appointed the conveners and they are listed below along with any other information regarding upcoming town meetings if they are scheduled as well as other related meetings of interest for our community.

All members of the DNP are encouraged to participate and begin discussions as soon as it is feasible within and across the various components of nuclear physics.

Four Town Meetings

Education and Innovation... across all areas of nuclear physics
Conveners: Michael Thoennessen (Michigan State University), Graham Peaslee (Hope College)

Dates: Aug. 6-8, 2014
Venue: NSCL, Michigan State University

Other Meetings of interest:
High performance computing (Computation in nuclear physics), Washington DC, July 14-15, 2014

Nuclear Structure & Nuclear Astrophysics meeting
Nuclear Structure Conveners: Mark Riley (Florida State University) and Charlotte Elster (Ohio University)
Nuclear Astrophysics Conveners: Hendrik Schatz (Michigan State University) and Michael Wiescher (University of Notre Dame)

Dates: Aug. 21-23, 2014
Venue: Mitchell Institute, Texas A&M University
Meeting website

Other Meetings of interest:

Hadron and Heavy Ion QCD meeting
QCD Heavy Ion Conveners: Paul Sorensen (Brookhaven National Laboratory) and Ulrich Heinz (Ohio State University)
QCD Hadron Conveners: Haiyan Gao (Duke University) and Craig Roberts (Argonne National Laboratory)

Dates: Sept. 13-15, 2014
Venue: Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center, 1743 N 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122

Other Meetings of interest:

Fundamental symmetries, Neutrinos, Neutrons, and the relevant Nuclear Astrophysics

Conveners: Hamish Robertson (University of Washington), Michael Ramsey-Musolf (University of Massachusetts)

Dates: Sept. 28-29, 2014
Venue: Crowne Plaza hotel near Chicago's O'Hare airport on 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Other Meetings of Interest:
High performance computing (Computation in nuclear physics), Washington DC, July 14-15, 2014

Previous Long Range Plans documents: