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Provided below is a listing in reverse chronological order of NP-sponsored workshop reports that address the status of some important research areas.


Scientific Grand Challenges
January 26-28, 2009

Nuclear physics is manifested in areas as seemingly disparate as the history of the early universe, the generation of energy in the sun, and the creation of nearly all the elements in stellar furnaces and explosions.  A major focus of nuclear physics is the strong force and the atomic nuclei whose binding is a direct result of it, and whose stability underlies that of the atoms and thus molecules forming the familiar matter of all life forms and everyday objects.  The strong nuclear force is a complex one, much more so than the gravitational and electromagnetic forces familiar from daily life.  Understanding this nuclear force places particularly difficult demands not only on experiment but also on theory and calculation, particularly on computational power needed for these calculations.

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Workshop on The Nation's Need for Isotopes: Present and Future
August 7, 2008

This report describes the workshop that assembled, for the first time, stakeholders from all the different areas of the diverse isotope community universities, medical institutions, national laboratories, the private sector, and the U.S. government to discuss the Nation's current and future needs for stable and radioactive isotopes and to consider options for improving the availability of needed isotopes.  The workshop was intended to be the first step in developing a robust and prioritized isotope program for NP.

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NP Science Network Requirements
May 6-7, 2008

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is the primary provider of network connectivity for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States of America. In support of the Office of Science programs, ESnet regularly updates and refreshes its understanding of the networking requirements of the instruments, facilities, scientists, and science programs that it serves.  This focus has helped ESnet to be a highly successful enabler of scientific discovery for over 20 years.

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Report of the Nuclear Physics and Related Computational Science R&D for Advanced Fuel Cycles Workshop
August 10-12, 2006

The workshop was sponsored by the Offices of Nuclear Physics and Advanced Scientific Computing Research, of the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science.  The President’s FY 2007 Budget Request identified programs within the Office of Science that are poised to participate in basic research activities that couple to applied programs with broad national interest, such as nuclear energy.  A principal aim of this workshop was to bring together the applied and basic research communities with nuclear expertise to identify research opportunities that would be beneficial to DOE’s Nuclear Energy program on advanced fuel cycles (AFCs).

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Report of the 2003 RIA R&D Workshop
October 15, 2003

The purpose of this workshop was to understand the present status of accelerator R&D efforts for the proposed Rare Isotope Facility (RIA), to evaluate the needs for further R&D, and to identify opportunities for international collaborations.  The workshop examined and documented the current pre-conceptual design for the proposed Rare Isotope Facility (RIA), identifying areas where decisions on technical options remain. Thestatus of the current RIA R&D program was documented, recognizing areas where efforts were needed in light of what had been learned.  The ongoing and planned R&D activities for operating and planned rare-isotope facilities were presented, enabling the workshop to be a venue to develop coordinated R&D efforts of mutual benefit to U.S. and international efforts.

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Report on the Workshop on the Role of Nuclear Physics Research Community in Combating Terrorism
July 11-12, 2002

This report summaries the results of the Workshop's two working-groups Conventional Explosive and Weapons Detection, and Radiological and Nuclear Threats on how basic nuclear science research can play a role in national security.  The report also summaries the Workshop's poster presentations.  The workshop covered a broad expanse of topics ranging from the very speculative to technologies that have been in the national and homeland defense research portfolios for years.

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