National Nuclear Physics Summer School
June 28 - July 10, 2009

The 2009 National Nuclear Physics Summer School (NNPSS) was held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan from June 28 to July 10.

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This school continues the tradition of past NNPSSs. The NNPSS is distinctively different from many other schools in that it provides lectures and activities that cover the entire field of contemporary nuclear physics, ranging from QCD and the structure of the nucleon, over the reactions and structure of nuclei, to astrophysics. Particular attention is being paid to fostering interactions between students and lecturers as well as among the students that tend to come from all areas of nuclear science. This not only helps to broaden the perspective of the new generation but also aids in the formation of a community spirit within the field. The school can accommodate 50 students typically within 1-2 years either side of earning a PhD.

Michigan State University is the site of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the nations premier rare isotope facility, the Mesoscopic Theory Center, and is part of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, and the UNEDF SciDAC Collaboration in nuclear theory.