NUPP Summer School 2003


Monday, January 20 - Friday January 24, 2003
at the Apollon Motor Inn - Victor Harbor, South Australia



Organisers: A/Prof. Max Lohe, A/Prof. Tony Williams (CSSM, Adelaide)
Aidan Byrne (Australian National University), Shell model approaches to multiparticle states in heavy nuclei.
Rod Crewther (University of Adelaide), 2 lectures on: Renormalization group and heavy quarks.
Patrick Daly (Purdue University), 2 lectures on:
  • Seniority Isomers in N=82 isotones and Z=50 Isotopes
  • Magic 132Sn and Its Environs.
    Nanda Dasgupta (Australian National University), Nuclear Fusion: Towards the Driplines
    David Hinde (Australian National University), Nuclear Fusion: Towards Superheavy Elements
    Augusto Macchiavelli (Berkeley Lab), 4 lectures on Selected Topics in Nuclear Structure:
  • Basic nuclear properties. Electromagnetic probes of nuclear structure. Gamma-ray spectroscopy. Large arrays of HPGe detectors. Auxiliary devices.
  • Collective and single particle motion in nuclei. Pairing correlations. Quadrupole deformations. Elementary modes of excitation in nuclei.
  • Nuclear shapes and symmetries. Shape coexistence. Superdeformation. Wobbling motion. Octupole deformations. Chiral bands. Magnetic rotation and the shears mechanism.
  • Advances in Gamma-ray detectors. Gamma-ray tracking: segmented Ge detectors, pulse shape analysis.
    Bruce McKellar (University of Melbourne), 4 lectures on:
  • An introduction to neutrinos: are they their own anti-particles, and what consequences does it have?
  • Neutrino oscillations: The phenomenology of neutrino oscillations and the neutrino mixing matrix
  • Quarks: Weak interactions of quarks, the quark mixing matrix and CP violation in the standard model.
  • Testing CP violation in the B factories
    Jan Rafelski (University of Arizona), 4 lectures on Hadrons and Quark-Gluon Plasma, for background notes see this reference.
    To download the lecture notes, click here (pdf file, size =5.1M).
    Tony Thomas (University of Adelaide), 2 lectures on Deep inelastic scattering and chiral symmetry
    Jeff Tostevin (University of Surrey), 3 lectures on Probing structures of exotic and halo nuclei
    Here are the lecture notes as pdf files: Lecture 1 (2.7M) Lecture 2 (2.4M) Lecture 3 (2.2M)
  • An up to date list of registered participants may be viewed here.

    Pictures from the workshop can be seen here.

    General Information:
    The aim of the NUPP School is to present topics in Nuclear and Particle Physics at a level suited to postgraduate students and to researchers who may not necessarily be specialists in the discipline. To this end it is a school and not a conference or workshop, with a mix of both lecture series intended to develop topics starting from a relatively introductory level, and single talks on more specific contemporary subjects of interest.

    Lecture program available here.

    A small reception is planned for Monday afternoon, and a workshop dinner for Thursday evening.

    Victor Harbor is a seaside resort situated on the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the south coast of South Australia, and is easily accessible from Adelaide, taking less than 90 minutes by car.

    For a map see here, and for tourist information go to Tourism Victor Harbor or the South Australia Tourism Commission. Transport:

    A bus has been arranged to leave from Bonython Hall on the University of Adelaide Campus, North Terrace, at 2.00pm on Sunday 19 January. The cost of the bus to Victor Harbor is $7.00 per person. It will be possible for the bus to collect passengers in front of the Qantas Domestic Terminal at Adelaide Airport at approximately 2.15pm but participants will need to email Sara at <> if they require this service.

    For the return to Adelaide a similar bus has been arranged to depart from Victor Harbor at 2.00pm on Friday afternoon, 24 January. Again the cost is $7.00 and the bus will drop off passengers to Adelaide Airport if required. Please allow 2 hours travelling time each way between Adelaide and Victor Harbor.

    If you are unable to make these bus times you will need to make your own alternative arrangements to arrive in Victor Harbor by either hiring a rental vehicle or visiting the other bus options link.

    WE MUST HAVE NOTIFICATION OF YOUR INTENDED MODE OF TRAVEL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT NO LATER THAN 18 DECEMBER AS THIS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR 3 WEEKS OVER CHRISTMAS. Please confirm whether you intend to catch the bus to and from Victor Harbor and whether you will require Airport pick-up or whether it is your intention to make your own arrangements.

    Registration Fee:
    A$375 by November 30, 2002 and A$400 thereafter. (TWIN SHARE ACCOMMODATION)
    A$525 by November 30, 2002 and A$550 thereafter. (SINGLE ROOM ACCOMMODATION)
    No registration will be collected at the workshop. Please ensure payment reaches the University of Adelaide by January 10, 2003.

    The cost of registration includes:

    Extra costs will be incurred for the Workshop Dinner on Thursday 23rd January. Confirmation of attendance to dinner and payment will be required on Monday 20 January (cost still to be finalised by 11 October, we envisage approximately $60 per person, including drinks, this cost may be added to the registration fee).

    The NUPP Summer School will be held at the Apollon Motor Inn, 15 Torrens Road, Victor Harbor, SA 5211 (on the main street, approximately 5 mins walk to the beach). Phone: (08) 8552 2777 or 1800 000 987.

    The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Students will have twin-share accommodation (please nominate below on the registration form if you have preference with whom to share a room). There is also a games room and an indoor heated pool and spa.

    The NITP Summer School (28-31 January 2003) will be held at the Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM), University of Adelaide, Level 4, 10 Pulteney St, Adelaide. Accommodation for students attending this summer school will be arranged at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Residential Wing, location details to be forwarded on confirmation of reservation.

    Arrangements can be made for students requiring accommodation whilst in Adelaide at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Residential Wing. See NITP Summer School information for further details.

    The will be no organised group tour. It is anticipated that Wednesday afternoon will be free for participants to explore the local attractions. For things to do see Tourism Victor Harbor or follow this link or this one.

    How to Register:
    The registration fee can be paid by cheque or credit card (Visa, Mastercard). To express interest in attending the workshop and to be included in the mailing list for any future notices regarding it please either:

    Registration Form:

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    Accomodation - Apollon Motor Inn:
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