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October 2017: 2nd China-US-RIB Meeting Information
The 2nd China-US-RIB meeting is quickly approaching! Please click here for the current agenda. It will be held in the School of Physics, Peking University, from Oct.16 to Oct.18, 2017. This will be a 3-day collaboration meeting, capitalizing on the outcomes of the May 2015 meeting at MSU. The first day will be devoted to overviews, including facilities, Working Groups, CUSTIPEN, FRIB-CSC Fellowship program, Data, and other areas of interest. During the second day, from 9am to 3pm, there will be parallel sessions, during which working groups will discuss on-going and planned collaborations and prepare reports with recommendations.

To facilitate discussions, please contact working groups conveners. You are encouraged to send a maximum of 3 slides related to on-going and planned collaborations. Your input is crucial for producing the Working Group report. In the afternoon of the Oct.17 and the morning of Oct.18, Working Groups will present their findings and recommendations, and this reporting session will be followed by an open discussion, resulting in a set of adopted recommendations. The meeting is expected to end around the lunchtime on Oct.18.

Many participants will still be available for discussion in the afternoon of Oct.18. If you are interested in a meeting space, please let us know and we will be happy to reserve a room for you. Alternatively, we are considering organizing an excursion in Beijing. Please let us now whether you would like to join. Additionally, if you are still experiencing  problems with obtaining Chinese visa, please let us know and we will try to help. Finally, please confirm and update your arrival and departure dates, and flight numbers to the local organizers, Xiaodong Tang and Junchen Pei.

To see the current meeting schedule, please click here.

April 2017: 2017 FRIB-CSC Research Fellow Program Call Outcome
Five scientists have been selected as the first Facility for Rare Isotope Beams-Chinese Scholarship Council (FRIB-CSC) research fellows for 2017. The fellowship program is part of a memorandum of understanding agreed to between Michigan State University and China’s Peking University. It is designed to offer research opportunities for young scientists interested in FRIB-related research. Funding for the Fellows is provided by the China Scholarship Council, with a supplement from the US host institutions. It will support five Fellows every year for two-year visits at U.S. labs and universities involved in FRIB science. The fFellow candidates were selected by a joint U.S.-China committee and placed in U.S. research groups that were interested in hosting a Fellow. The five 2017 Fellows and their host institutions are:
Weiguang Jiang of Peking University - University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jing Li of Peking University - Argonne National Laboratory
Kailong Wang of the Institute of Modern Physics in China – Central Michigan University
Xinliang Yan of the Institute of Modern Physics in China – Argonne National Laboratory
Peng Yin of the Institute of Modern Physics in China – Iowa State University

Congratulations to these scientists on being awarded the FRIB-CSC Fellowship!

March 2017: Second US-China Workshop Announced for October 2017
The Second US-China Workshop on Physics of Nuclei and Hadrons will be held on Oct. 15-21, 2017, in Beijing, China. Following the spirit of the first "FRIB-China Workshop on Physics of Nuclei and Hadrons" held at Michigan State University in May 2015, the main purpose of this second meeting is to bring together experimentalists and theorists from China and the U.S. with interests in the physics of radioactive nuclei and in building bridges between nuclear and hadronic physics. Jointly organized by Chinese and American physicists, the Workshop will enable the further exploration of collaborative endeavors between China and the U.S. in experiments and theories relevant to the science programs to be carried out at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) in the US and the High Intensity Accelerator Facility (HIAF) in China. Recognizing that the quantum chromodynamics provides intellectual foundations for nuclear physics, we also wish to further explore the connections between low- and medium-energy physics. Please visit our Gatherings page for more information on this upcoming meeting. To register for the Workshop, please visit Also, please visit the Workshop website to get more details at

December 2016: CUSTIPEN-IMP-PKU Workshop in Huizhou
The CUSTIPEN-IMP-PKU Workshop on the Physics of Exotic Nuclei was held on Dec. 12-15, 2016 in Huizhou, Guandong, China. There were 40 presentations from researchers from China, the US, and Europe that covered a broad range of topics in the physics of exotic nuclei. The meeting was organized jointy by the China-U.S. Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei (CUSTIPEN), the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) of the Chinese Academy of Science, and Peking University (PKU). The main purpose of this meeting was to bring together theorists and experimentalists with interests in the physics of radioactive nuclei to review recent progress, exchange ideas, and build collaborations to tackle new challenges of the field. Various collaborative endeavors in theory and experiment relevant to the science programs to be carried out at various rare isotope beam facilities around the world were explored. Please visit the CUSTIPEN Workshop web page for more information on this meeting and for files of the presentations.

July 2016: FRIB-CSC Fellowship Program and Scholars
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FRIB and Peking University (PKU) was signed to establish a National FRIB-CSC (China Scholarship Council) Research Fellow Program. The program will support five fellows every year for two-year visits at U.S. labs and universities involved in FRIB science. The program is intended to last three years (resulting in 15 fellows total), and can be extended if successful. The fellow candidates are selected by a joint U.S.-China committee and embedded in U.S. research groups performing FRIB-related work that are interested in hosting a fellow.

Following the solicitation distributed in China, applications were received from PKU and the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Internet-based interviews were conducted on 14 and 16 April 2016. The joint committee was impressed with the high level of science presented and enthusiasm of the candidates. Five young scientists were selected in the 2016 call and their application folders were made available to U.S.-based researchers involved in FRIB science. The groups interested in hosting a fellow submitted statements of interest that were made available to the applicants on 7 May. In the last step, the candidates chose their host institutions. The resulting Fellows and their placements are: Bingshui Gao (IMP, Experinental), Shilun Jin (IMP, Experimental), and Ningtao Zhang (IMP, Experimental) will be hosted by NSCL; Jie Chen (PKU, Experimental) will join the experimental effort at ANL; and Yinu Zhang (PKU, Theory) will join the theory group at OSU. We hope that the FRIB-CSC program will offer numerous career-building learning opportunities to the newly appointed fellows, and will greatly benefit FRIB science. The next FRIB-CSC call is anticipated late 2016 or early 2017.

The joint U.S.-China 2016 FRIB-CSC Fellow Committee is: Georg Bollen (MSU), Witek Nazarewicz (MSU), Robert Janssens (ANL), Bao-An Li (TAMUC), and Michael Smith/Steven Pain (ORNL) [from the U.S.]; and Xiaodong Tang (IMP), Furong Xu (PKU), Yanlin Ye (PKU), Yuhu Zhang (IMP), Xiaohong Zhou (IMP), Junchen Pei (PKU, secretary) [from China].

July 2015: US-China Task Force named
To capitalize on the momentum of the first "FRIB-China Workshop on Physics of Nuclei and Hadrons", a Task Force was formed. Consisting of 19 members from China and 19 members from the U.S., this group will investigate a path forward towards realizing the Resolutions from the Workshop. Please see the full workshop report for details on the exciting science we hope to carry out, and please visit our page on the Task Force for more information.

July 2015: Presentations, Report, Resolutions from first FRIB-China Workshop online
Presentations, Resolutions, and a full report from the first "FRIB-China Workshop on Physics of Nuclei and Hadrons" are now online. This workshop was held in May 2015 at Michigan State University and featured talks on nuclear structure and reactions, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, nuclear theory, QCD, facilities, computing, equation of state, isotopes, education, perspectives from the funding agencies, and more.

Additionally, a number of common themes emerged from the parallel Working Groups at the Workshop, and these were collected into a set of Resolutions. For more information on this Workshop, please visit our Meetings page.

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