Joint DNP Town Meetings on Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics

August 21-23, 2014


Mitchell Institute, Texas A&M University




Nuclear Astro Meeting

Low Energy Meeting




Organizing Committee

Working Groups




Past Meetings

White Papers




Low Energy Nuclear Physics Town Meeting

The Low Energy Nuclear Physics Town Meeting will be held jointly with the Nuclear Astrophysics Town Meeting and we aim at maximizing exchange and mutual participation. This meeting is not a conference, but needs to produce the input for the Long Range Plan (LRP) documents.


1) A white paper that reflects the vision, future goals and objectives, needs, and
priorities of the field of low energy nuclear physics. (A similar white paper will be
forthcoming from the nuclear astrophysics town meeting.)
2) A joint summary of the findings outlining the strength, synergies, and needs of both

These documents will serve as input into the Nuclear Science Long Range Planning process.


This meeting is not a conference, but needs to produce the input for the Long Range Plan
(LRP) documents. NSAC received an explicit charge for the LRP [Link to the Charge letter],
this charge needs to be addressed.

Hence, all plenary talks and all working groups need to address the following points
for their particular sub-topic:

• Identify and prioritize the most compelling scientific questions and opportunities for the
next decade (within the U.S.) and their scientific impact.

• Identify the required resources for realizing these opportunities.

• Develop a coordinated strategy for the use of existing and planned capabilities.

• Identify the major accomplishments in your area since the last LRP. What has been the impact of this progress within and outside of the field?

• Identify the required resources to maintain a world-leadership position in nuclear physics
research as well as the impacts and priorities if the funding stays at a constant level.

• Articulate the scope and the scientific challenges of nuclear physics today.
What will be the scientific impact on other fields? Are there interdisciplinary aspects?

How to participate:

1) Register and sign up for the working groups you wish to participate in at
2) Contact your working group organizers with presentations you wish to make at the Town Meeting.
3) Come to the Town Meeting and participate in discussions

We have a strong history of coming together, answering the questions above and making compelling arguments for our science. Once again we need your active participation in this most important endeavor.




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