Summer School On Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics:
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Purpose: To provide an opportunity for advanced graduate students and beginning postdocs, in both experiment and theory, to learn about forefront problems at the intersection of astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and particle physics.
Description: This new school was inspired by Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos, an influential NRC report that emphasized the growing importance of astrophysics and cosmology to subatomic physics, and conversely. The school will focus on several of the "science questions" raised in that report, including the nature of dark matter and dark energy, neutrino properties and their relevance to the evolution of the universe, cosmic accelerators, and the origin of the heavy elements.
Students will attend lecture series presented by leading experts. The progam will be structured to promote discussion among the participants and lecturers. There will be opportunities for students to make presentations.
Support: The sponsor, the Institute for Nuclear Theory, will provide local support to students attending the school. This will include the cost of dormitory accommodations and associated meals. Travel costs are the responsibility of the participants.
Program Organizer: Inge Dolan
Sponsors: National Institute for Nuclear Theory, National Science Foundation, and the University of Washington Department of Physics