Re-writing Nuclear Physics textbooks: 30 years of radioactive ion beam physics

chaired by Angela Bonaccorso (PI), Giovanni Casini (FI)
from to (Europe/Rome)
at Polo Didattico Fibonacci ( Aula Magna )
Bldg E Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 3 I-56127 Pisa Italy


The scope of the activity is twofold. First we will celebrate 30 years since the first genuine work on radioactive ion beams (RIBs) used to study properties of atomic nuclei. Since then Low Energy Nuclear Physics research fed by experiments at various facilities all over the world has experienced a great revival supported by widespread theoretical efforts which have changed deeply our understanding of nuclei and their interactions.
The initiators of the field
Björn Jonson (Fundamental Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden)
Isao Tanihata (SPANEE and IRCNPC, Beihang University, Beijing, China and RCNP, Osaka University, Japan)
will be our special guests.
The second scope of the event is to attract and educate the best possible students introducing them to the wonders of Physics with RIBs. We shall try to convey to such students a view of the rich variety of on-going activities in the field, both experimental and theoretical such that the progresses we have made in the last 30 years can be developed further in the future.
The planned activities will be directed towards students who are in the process of deciding what graduate studies to specialize. In Italy this happens typically at the end of the 1st year of Master studies.
INFN will offer about thirty scholarships to participate in this program, to be granted to Italian students who during the present Academic Year will pass a Nuclear Physics class with top mark. Students from other countries will be accepted provided the selection in the country of origin will be made according to the standards described above.
Content of the activity: The activity will consist in twelve lectures. Each lecture will cover a topic contained in a standard Nuclear Physics textbook extended to show how our understanding has deeply changed due to the experience accumulated with RIB physics since 1985. In order to give the activity a fully international character, and because we aim at favouring the participation of really young students, the first half day we will propose some introductory lectures given in separated sessions in different languages: Italian, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese.
The last day we plan a visit to the INFN Legnaro National Laboratory where SPES, the Italian RIB's facility is under construction. Some specialized seminars will be provided for senior colleagues, providing a panorama on the most recent discoveries in the field of unstable nuclei which might be highlighted in teaching courses or that might be used for practical applications.
Original contributions will be invited for submission to the European Physical Journal A and the editorial board will be composed of Nicolas Alamanos (IRFU, CEA, Saclay, France), Carlos Bertulani (Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas, USA), Angela Bracco (University of Milano, Italy) and David Brink (University of Oxford, UK).
Go to day
  • Monday, 20 July 2015
    • 08:30 - 09:15 Registration of students and tutors 45'
    • 09:15 - 09:30 Practical introducion 15'
      Speaker: Angela Bonaccorso (PI)
    • 09:30 - 11:00 Registrations of Lectures and Seniors 1h30'
    • 09:30 - 11:00 Parallel introductory lectures by national tutors
      • 09:30 China 1h30'
        Speaker: Baohua Sun (Beihang University)
      • 09:30 Belgium/France 1h30'
        Speakers: Pierre Descouvemont (Bruxelles), Stéphane Grévy (Bordeaux)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:30 Spain 1h30'
        Speakers: Dolores Cortina-Gil (Santiago de Compostela), Antonio Moro (Sivilla)
        Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 09:30 Canada/Finland/Japan/Germany/UK 1h30'
        Speakers: Andrei Andreyev (York), Stefan Typel (GSI)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 09:30 Italy 1h30'
        Speakers: Gianluca Colo' (Milano), Alessia Francesca Di Pietro (LNS), Lorenzo Fortunato (Padova), Jose' Javier Valiente Dobon (LNL)
        Material: Slides powerpoint filedown arrow pdf file}
    • 11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break
    • 11:20 - 11:30 Official Welcome/Opening of the School 10'
      Speakers: Giovanni Casini (INFN - Firenze), Marco Grassi (INFN - Pisa), Ettore Vicari (Università di Pisa)
    • 11:30 - 12:30 How it all started (Chair: N. Alamanos - Saclay) 1h0'
      Speaker: Isao Tanihata (Osaka and Beijing)
      Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Global properties of atomic nuclei: masses, radii and modern methods to measure them (Chair: A. Bracco - Milano) 2h0'
      Speaker: Magdalena Kowalska (CERN)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
    • 16:30 - 18:30 Making radioactive ion beams, detecting reaction products (Chair: N. Itaco - Napoli) 2h0'
      Speaker: Riccardo Raabe (I K S KU Leuven)
      Material: Slides pdf file} Slides and notes pdf file}
    • 18:30 - 19:30 Tutorials 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 21 July 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Strong, weak and electromagnetic forces at work in atomic nuclei, decay properties (Chair: E. Santopinto - Genova) 2h0'
      Speaker: Giovanna Benzoni (INFN, Milano)
      Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    • 11:30 - 13:30 Structure models: from shell model to ab initio methods (Chair: L. Marcucci - Pisa) 2h0'
      Speaker: Sonia Bacca (TRIUMF, Vancouver)
      Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Reaction theory (Chair: C. Bertulani - Texas) 2h0'
      Speaker: Stefan Typel (GSI)
      Material: Paper pdf file} Slides pdf file}
    • 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee break
    • 17:30 - 18:45 Presentations of country/laboratory activities
      Convener: T. Motobayashi (RIKEN)
      • 17:30 UK 15'
        Speaker: Andrei Andreyev (York)
      • 17:45 Germany 15'
        Speaker: Thomas Aumann (TU Darmstadt)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 18:00 France 15'
        Speaker: Yorick Blumenfeld (IPN, Orsay)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 18:15 Belgium 15'
        Speaker: Riccardo Raabe (I K S, KU Leuven)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 18:30 Spain 15'
        Speaker: Berta Rubio (CSIC Valencia)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 18:45 - 19:30 Tutorials 45'
  • Wednesday, 22 July 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Resonance phenomena: from compound nucleus decay to proton radioactivity (Chair: D.M. Brink - Oxford) 2h0'
      Speaker: Robert Charity (Washington University, St Louis)
      Material: Paper pdf file} Slides pdf file}
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    • 11:30 - 13:30 Experimental methods and measured observables with polarized proton targets: understanding spin-orbit (Chair: T. Aumann - Darmstadt) 2h0'
      Speaker: Uesaka Tomohiro (RIKEN)
      Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Probing nuclear structure with direct reactions: observables, methods and recent progress with rare isotopes (Chair: G. Pasquali - Firenze) 2h0'
      Speaker: Alexandre Obertelli (CEA Saclay)
      Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee break
    • 17:30 - 18:15 Presentations of country/laboratory activities
      Convener: Michele Viviani (INFN, Pisa)
      • 17:30 Japan 15'
        Speaker: T. Motobayashi (RIKEN)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:45 China 15'
        Speaker: Baohua Sun (Beihang University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 18:00 Canada 15'
        Speaker: Rituparna Kanungo (Saint Mary's University, Halifax)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 18:15 - 19:00 Tutorials 45'
  • Thursday, 23 July 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Single particle versus collectivity, shapes of exotic nuclei (Chair: A. Gargano - Napoli) 2h0'
      Speaker: Andrea Jungclaus (IEM, CSIC, Madrid)
      Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    • 11:30 - 13:30 Radioactive ion beams in experimental nuclear astrophysics (I. Bombaci - Pisa) 2h0'
      Speaker: Lucio Gialanella (Napoli)
      Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 13:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Applications of physics of unstable nuclei to energy, medicine, material science (V. Rosso - Pisa) 2h0'
      Speaker: Ulli Köster (ILL, Grenoble)
      Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee break
    • 17:30 - 18:30 Final general discussion-tutorial 1h0'
      • Acknowledgements 10'
        Speaker: Angela Bonaccorso (INFN-Pisa)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 18:30 - 19:30 What’s next in Nuclear Physics with RIBs (Chair: Y. Blumenfeld - Orsay) 1h0'
      Speaker: Bjorn Jonson (Chalmers, Goteborg)
      Material: Paper pdf file} Slides powerpoint file}
    • 20:30 - 23:30 Social dinner
  • Friday, 24 July 2015
    • 08:00 - 20:31 Visit to the INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
      • 11:30 Presentation of the Laboratory and the SPES project 30'
        Speaker: Giovanni Fiorentini (LNL)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:00 Lunch 1h30'
      • 13:30 Presentation of the Italian Activities with RIBs 1h0'
        Speakers: Maria Colonna (LNS), Giovanni Casini (Firenze)
        Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 14:30 Visit to the Laboratory 2h0'
      • 17:00 Departure 1'
      • 20:30 Arrival in Pisa 1'