The first International Collaboration in Nuclear Theory (ICNT) topical program at FRIB was on "Symmetry Energy in the Context of New Radioactive Beam Facilities and Astrophysics". It was held July 15 to August 9, 2013 at NSCL/FRIB, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
The program focused on the symmetry energy at a variety of densities, accessed through heavy-ion collisions, other nuclear experiments, and through astrophysical observations. The program critically examined past and future experiments and their theoretical interpretations aiming at determination of the symmetry energy. In addition, we discussed implications of the symmetry energy for astrophysics and for dense QCD. The last week of the program was dedicated to future explorations of the symmetry energy, through new experiments, observations, and calculations. These plans, along with the present status of the field, were written up in a final report, which has been posted on the arXiv, and submitted to J. Phys. G for publication as a topical review.
Additionally, the NuSYM13 Symposium took place during the second week of ICNT program. More details are available on the NuSYM13 website.
The program led to two additional workshops.
- International Workshop on Simulations of Low and Intermediate Energy Heavy Ion Collisions, which was held in Shanghai China January 8-12, 2014.
- Simulating the Supernova Neutrinosphere with Heavy Ion Collisions, which will be held at the ECT* in Trento Italy April 7-11, 2014.
- Pawel Danielewicz (MSU)
- Chuck Horowitz (Indiana U.) (chair)
- Bao-An Li (TAMU-Commerce)
- Akira Ohnishi (YITP, Kyoto)
- Akira Ono (Tohoku U.)
- Betty Tsang (MSU)