FRIB Theory Alliance Bridge Faculty Member Earns NSF Career Award
Sebastian König, an assistant professor of physics at
North Carolina State University
(NC State) and FRIB Theory Alliance (FRIB-TA)
bridge faculty member, has received a
Faculty Early Career Development Award
from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The award, also known as the NSF
CAREER award, is one of the highest awards the foundation bestows upon young
faculty in the sciences.
All materials for the FRIB-TA summer school on formal scattering is now online!
Use link https://fribtascattering.github.io/
The FRIB-TA Summer School: A Practical Walk Through
Formal Scattering Theory: Connecting Bound States, Resonances, and Scattering
States in Exotic Nuclei and Beyond was held online from August 4 to 6, 2021.
The school focused on scattering theory, the framework that connecting seemingly
different phenomena of the quantum world such as stable bound states,
resonances, elastic scattering, and reactions. It has applications in many areas of physics,
ranging from hadrons and nuclear physics to the description of ultracold atomic
systems. In particular, scattering theory provides the foundation for few- and
many-body approaches that solve quantum problems from first principles, and it
is an essential ingredient for the description of low-energy nuclear reactions
that will be studied at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).
This summer school offered an introduction to nonrelativistic quantum scattering
theory, discussing its fundamental assumptions and techniques guided by
concrete applications. Formal aspects, centered around the important concept
of the S-matrix, were covered in detail, complemented at each step by numerical
illustrations and hands-on programming exercises.
FRIB Theory Alliance Fellow Job Posting.
[Application deadline October 11, 2021]
The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for up to two FRIB
Theory Fellows, to be hosted by a Partner Institution (listed below).
The successful candidate(s) will conduct independent or collaborative
research on nuclear structure, reactions, astrophysics, and/or fundamental
symmetries relevant to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The FRIB
Theory Alliance is a consortium of universities and national laboratories
actively engaged in theoretical research in FRIB science. FRIB will be a new
national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the DOE Office of Science
and operated by Michigan State University.
For additional information visit the website,
For additional information about the posting and how to apply visit
FRIB-TA Annual Meeting August 9-11, 2021 at LECM
During the LECM, the FRIB-TA holds its annual meeting where we showcase the great science being done by our young colleagues - a talented group that now consists of four Bridge Faculty and three Theory Fellows. It is also an opportunity for all of you to actively participate in shaping the FRIB science program.
Monday, August 9 presenters
Tuesday, August 10 presenters
Visit the website for more details about the program. https://indico.frib.msu.edu/event/41/page/456-working-groups-and-workshop-schedule.
On Wednesday August 11, the FRIB-TA will participate in the plenary session https://indico.frib.msu.edu/event/41/page/457-program.
During this session the winners of the FRIB Early Achievement Award
(theory and experiment) will present their research, and the FRIB theory alliance
will give a summary presentation.
FRIB-TA Bridge Faculty member Maria Piarulli is a winner of a 2021 DOE-SC Early Career Award
Five scientists who will perform research at FRIB have received 2021 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Early Career Research Program. https://frib.msu.edu/news/2021/early-career-awards-2021.html
FRIB theory alliance bridge position at FSU
Dr. Kevin Fossez, an FRIB theory fellow since 2019 at ANL, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Physics department of Florida State University. His research is on the boundaries of nuclear structure and nuclear reactions, and his interests overlap strongly with the FSU experimental program. Congratulations Kevin!
Results of elections for the FRIB-TA board
The elections results are in and Sonia Bacca (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Calvin Johnson (San Diego State University) and Saori Pastore (Washington University in St. Louis) have been selected to serve this time. Please join us in extending our gratitude for their willingness to serve.
Announcing the FRIB Theory Alliance Fellow of 2021
The FRIB Theory Alliance conducted a search for a new FRIB theory fellows in the Fall of 2020. The search committee received many excellent applications and selected a shortlist of seven. The interviews took place in the beginning of December 2020. Following the recommendation of the search committee Xilin Zhang will become our new FRIB theory fellow. Xilin will be hosted by Michigan State University. Please join the FRIB-TA in congratulating Xilin and wishing him a successful stay at MSU.
U.S. Department of Energy designates FRIB as DOE Office of Science user facility
The U.S. Department of Energy has designated the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University as an Office of Science user facility. U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced the designation at a special ceremony held outdoors at MSU, under a tent adjacent to FRIB.
The university is establishing FRIB under a cooperative agreement with the DOE Office of Science, supporting the mission of the Office of Nuclear Physics. FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes (short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth), nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security and industry. More than 1,400 scientific users are poised to conduct research at FRIB when user operation commences in early 2022.
For more information visit MSU Today
Paul Gueye, The (Hidden) Shades of Physics - Perspectives of being a Black Physicist
Paul Gueye, Associate Professor of Physics at Michigan State University National Superconduction Cyclotron Laboratory shares The (Hidden) Shades of Physics - Perspectives of being a Black Physicist
FRIB-TA Bridge faculty appointment at North Carolina State University
Dr. Sebastian Koenig initiated his Assistant Professor appointment in Jan 2020 at North Carolina State University, Department of Physics. This is the third bridge faculty appointment under the FRIB-TA Bridge Program.
Third FRIB Theory Bridge Faculty Position Host Institution Selected
Florida State University has been selected as the host of the third FRIB Theory Bridge Faculty position. All of the proposals were strong and we thank the applicants for their diligent efforts in preparing the submissions. Please join me in congratulating our FL-State colleagues. Details about the FRIB Theory Bridge program and procedures are given: here.
FRIB Theory Alliance EUSTIPEN Program
- The EUSTIPEN program has been suspended due to travel restrictions with COVID-19. Please check back when global travel resumes.
The Europe-U.S. Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei (EUSTIPEN) has been established in order to facilitate collaborations between U.S.-based and Europe-based scientists whose main research thrust is in the area of the physics of nuclei. U.S. participation in EUSTIPEN is in the form of travel grants and subsistence grants to ECT* in Trento to those individuals who are interested in collaborating with European scientists. EUSTIPEN’s purview is in the area of physics of or with exotic nuclei, including nuclear structure and reaction theory, nuclear astrophysics, and tests of the standard model using exotic nuclei. Funding for EUSTIPEN is being provided through the FRIB Theory Alliance by the Office of Nuclear Physics of the U. S. Department of Energy.
If you have an interest in forging new or continuing collaborations with European colleagues, this travel grant is for you. Students and postdocs are encouraged to apply.
For additional information regarding EUSTIPEN click here.
FRIB theory fellow has accepted staff position at LLNL
Dr. Gregory Potel, an FRIB theory fellow from 2016 to 2019, has accepted a staff
position in the Nuclear Data and Theory Group at
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
His research is on low-energy reaction theory and he intends to continue being
involved with FRIB theory alliance activities. Congratulations Gregory!