The Third International SPES Workshop will take place at LNL from 10th to 12th October 2016, with the aim to summarize the present status and upgrades of the facility and discuss the physics with radioactive ion beams at SPES and the future experimental campaigns. The SPES radioactive ion beam project of INFN is in a quite advanced state. The driver accelerator, the cyclotron, is already installed and presently being commissioned, while the ISOL source and the transport line are expected to be ready in the second half of 2017.
During the workshop, Letters of Intent will be presented with the aim to:
Update the scientific cases and methodologies expressed in the reference project and add new scientific cases.
Define and organize the structure of the experimental halls according to the requirements of the scientific community.
Identify and estimate the major experimental set-ups and equipment necessary to carry on the proposed experiments.
Start the development of collaborations and research groups of users having common scientific interests.
Create the basis for defining priorities for the SPES day-1 experiments.
These LoIs will also cement the future collaborations around SPES and define the ancillary equipments that will be needed to ensure a competitive scientific programme with the SPES facility. These LoIs will be evaluated together with the status reports of the instrumental projects during the Scientific Advisory Committee meeting on 12-13 October 2016.