Expeditious construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is the highest nuclear physics priority for the nuclear astrophysics community.
Rare isotope data obtained with the unique and unprecedented capabilities of FRIB will be key to the understanding of the origin of the elements, stellar explosions, and the nature of neutron stars. FRIB ensures that the US scientific community remains at the forefront of interdisciplinary efforts that connect and advance the development of ground- and space-based astronomical observatories, nuclear and accelerator physics and high-performance computing.
The urgency of these motivations was reiterated in the 2012 Decadal Study of the National Research Council “Exploring the Heart of Matter”. We endorse the urgency for constructing FRIB expressed in the report in the strongest possible terms.
Session Chair - Aaron Couture
|Presenter||Topic/Title||Allocated time||Presentation file(s)|
|R. Kruecken||Overview of ongoing RIB projects of relevance to astrophysics in North America||20 min||pptx file (pdf file)|
|J. Clark||Astrophysics experiments at CARIBU||10 min||ppt file (pdf file)|
|P. Koehler||Neutron facilities for astrophysics: an overview||15 min||pdf file / suppl. pdf file|
|A. Ratkewicz||Surrogate Reactions for Neutron Capture||10 min||pptx file (pdf file)|
|K. Sonnabend||The FRANZ neutron facility||5 min||pptx file / pdf file|
|D. Bardayan||Astrophysics Measurements at FRIB||20 min||pptx file (pdf file)|