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Future Meetings

"Second US-China Workshop on Physics of Nuclei and Hadrons", October 2017

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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 (see below), 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.

FRIB and HIAF share goals of providing intense beams of rare isotopes that will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes and advance knowledge in nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions of nuclei, and applications of rare isotopes for society. While the technical construction of FRIB is ahead of schedule with an anticipated early completion in 2021, the construction of HIAF will start soon in Huizhou with an anticipated completion in 2023.

FRIB and HIAF have advantages and capabilities complementary to each other. By collaborating and sharing expertise in technological and theoretical development, new opportunities can be realized that will be mutually beneficial for the scientific communities involved with research at FRIB and HIAF.

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Past Meetings

"FRIB-China Workshop on Physics of Nuclei and Hadrons", May 2015
This Workshop, held at Michigan State University in May 2015, kicked off this effort to explore possible U.S.-China collaborations in the physics of exotic nuclei and hadron physics. Scientific topics included nuclear structure and reactions, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, nuclear theory, facilities, equation of state, isotopes, and education. There were also extended discussions on possible frameworks for enhancing collaborations between researchers in the U.S. and China, as well as discussions on what aspects of these collaborations (such as exchanges of manpower, equipment, ideas ...) were most desired by researchers in the different nuclear science subfields.

Day 0: Wednesday, 27 May 2015
18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception at Quality Inn University (3121 E Grand River Ave, Lansing)

Day 1: Thursday, 28 May 2015
08:30 Welcome and Agenda (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Gelbke
08:30  Welcome - University representative, Thomas Glasmacher, Phil Duxbury (MSU)
08:45  Organizational Remarks - Pawel Danielewicz (MSU)
09:00  FRIB Scope and Status (PPT) - Thomas Glasmacher (MSU)
09:30  FRIB Theory Center (PPT) - Filomena Nunes (MSU)
09:45  Goals of the Workshop (PPT) - Witek Nazarewicz (MSU) and Yanlin Ye (PKU)
10:00  Break
10:30  Ongoing Collaborative Projects (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Danielewicz
10:30  CUSTIPEN, US Perspective (PPT) - Bao-An Li (TAMU Commerce)
10:45  CUSTIPEN, China Perspective (PPT) - Furong Xu (PKU)
11:00  High-Energy Nuclear Physics in China & Collaboration with RHIC (PPT) - Yugang Ma (SINAP-CAS)
11:30  Joint U.S.-China Lattice QCD Efforts (PDF) - Yi-Bo Yang (U Kentucky)
12:00  DFT with Continuum (PPT) - Junchen Pei (PKU)
12:20  Lunch
13:40  Possible Collaborative Projects: Experiment (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Mittig
13:40  Instrumentation at FRIB and HIAF (PPT) - XiaoDong Tang (IMP-CAS)
14:05  FRIB Experimental Equipment for Next Decade (PDF) - Michael Smith (ORNL)
14:30  Fundamental Interactions (PPT) - Zhengtian Lu (ANL)
14:55  High Rigidity Spectrometer (PPT) - Remco Zegers (MSU)
15:20  Nuclear Astrophysics: Jin Ping Facility (PDF) - Zhihong Li (CIAE)
15:45  Low-Energy Reaction Experiments (PPT) - Huimin Jia (CIAE)
16:10  Break
16:40  Facility Developments, Including Reacceleration (PPT) - Georg Bollen (MSU)
17:20  External Target Facility at CSR (PPT) - Zhiyu Sun (IMP-CAS)
17:50  Mass Measurements and Related Physics (PPT) - Yuhu Zhang (IMP-CAS)

Day 2: Friday, 29 May 2015
08:30  Science Reviews 1 (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Tsang
08:30  Heavy-ion Research Facility in Lanzhou and Its Science, HIAF Project (PPT) - Xiaohong Zhou (IMP-CAS)
09:10  RIB PhysicsResearch in China (PPT) - Yanlin Ye (PKU)
09:40  Equation of State (PPT) - Zhigang Xiao (Tsinghua)
10:10  Break
10:40 Possible Collaborative Projects: Theory (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Horowitz
10:40  Clustering in Exotic Nuclei (PDF) - Zhongzhou Ren (Nanjing U)
11:00  Nuclear Reactions (PDF) - Danyang Pang (Beihang U)
11:20  High Performance Computing (PDF) - George Fann (ORNL)
11:40  Education - Morten Hjorth-Jensen (MSU)
12:00  Lunch
13:00  Science Reviews 2 (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Yuan
13:00  Hadron Structure from Lattice QCD (PDF) - Jianwei Qiu (BNL)
13:30  Nuclear Structure from Lattice QCD (PDF) - Martin Savage (INT)
14:00  Ab-initio Nuclear StructureTheory (PDF) - Scott Bogner (MSU)
14:30 FRIB-Asia Collaborative Scheme: What Makes Sense? (NSCL, Lecture Rm) Thoennessen
14:30 DOE Perspective (PPT) - Tim Hallman (DOE)
15:00 China Perspective (PPT) - Yanlin Ye (PKU)
15:30  Break
16:00-18:00  Parallel Working Groups
Nuclear Structure/Direct Reaction Experiments (NSCL, Lecture Hall):
Remco Zegers (MSU), Chengjian Lin (CAS), Deqing Fang (SINAP-CAS), Yanlin Ye (PKU), Shuo Wang (SDU), Danyang Pan (BHU)…
Facilities (NSCL, Rm. 2129):
Guoqing Xiao (IMP-CAS), Georg Bollen (MSU), Jie Wei (MSU), Xiaohong Zhou, Jiansong Wang (IMP-CAS)…
Nuclear Astrophysics Experiments (NSCL, Rm. 3129):
Michael Smith (ORNL), Zhihong Li (CIAE), XiaoDong Tan (IMP-CAS), Jianjun He (IMP-CAS)…
Fundamental Interactions Experiments (NSCL, Rm. 4129):
Zhengtian Lu (ANL), Jaideep Singh (MSU), Yuhu Zhang (IMP-CAS), Meng Wang (IMP-CAS)…
Nuclear Structure Theory (NSCL, Rm. 1221B):
Calvin Johnson (San Diego State), Furong Xu (PKU), Junchen Pei (PKU), Zhongzhou Ren (Nanjing U)…
Central Nuclear Reactions/EOS (NSCL, Rm. 1221A):
Betty Tsang (MSU), Yugang Ma (SINAP-CAS), Chuck Horowitz (Indiana), Fengshou Zhang (Beijing Normal U), Bao-An Li (TAMU-Commerce), Yingxun Zhang (CIAE)
QCD Theory (BPS, Rm. 1400):
Martin Savage (INT), C.-P. Yuan (MSU)
18:30  Hosted Dinner at Kellogg Center Hotel & Conference Center (219 S. Harrison, East Lansing)

Day 3: Saturday, 30 May 30 2015
9:00 Working Groups Summary 1 (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Ye
Nuclear Structure/Direct Reactions Experiments (PPT)
Facilities (PPT)
Nuclear Astrophysics (PDF)
Fundamental Interactions Experiments (PPT)
11:00 Break
11:30 Working Groups Summary 2 (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Xu
Nuclear Structure Theory (PDF)
QCD Theory (PDF)
Central Nuclear Reactions/EOS (PPT)
12:30  Lunch
14:00 Panel Discussion:  What Makes Sense? (NSCL, Lecture Hall) Nazarewicz
Pawel Danielewicz(MSU), Yugang Ma(SINAP-CAS), Brad Sherrill (MSU), Yuhu Zhang (IMP-CAS), Xiaodong Tang (IMP-CAS), Remco Zegers (MSU)
Closing Hsu

connecting our common
  research interests in
       exotic nuclei