National Nuclear Physics Summer School - Past Schools

2023 XXXV: University of California, Riverside

July 10 - 21, 2023
K. Barish and M. Arratia
Organizer Report (and Participants)
News Article Featuring the 2023 Program

2022 XXXIV: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

July 11 - 21, 2022
W. Detmold, O. Hen, E. Luc, L. Winslow
Organizer Report (and Participants)

2021 XXXIII: Virtual, UNAM (Mexico) and IU (USA)

June 21 - 25, 2021
L. Barrón-Palos, R. Bijker, C. Fernández-Ramírez, W. M. Snow, A. P. Szczepaniak, V. M. Velázquez 

2020 XXXII: UNIVERSUM. Central Campus, UNAM, Mexico City

June 22 - July 2, 2020

2019  XXXI: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

July 8-19, 2019
N. Fomin, M. Madurga Flores, C. Nattrass, C. Rasco

  • Rolf Ent: Jefferson Lab in the 12 GeV era
  • Michelle Dolinski: Neutrino Physics
  • Geoffrey Greene: Fundamental Neutron Physics (neutron beta decay, nEDM)
  • Abhay Deshpande : Electron-Ion Collider-an experimentalist's perspective
  • Scott Pratt: Bayesian Analyses
  • Juliette Mammei: Fundamental Symmetries (Weak Interaction through PV)
  • Kristina Launey: Low Energy Nuclear Theory
  • Ben Kay: Low Energy Nuclear Experiment
  • Jeff Blackmon: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Anne Sickles: Quark Gluon Plasma

Organizer Report

2018  XXX: Wright Laboratory at Yale University, New Haven, CT

June 17-30, 2018
Yoram Alhassid, Helen Caines, John Harris, Karsten Heeger, Francesco Iachello, Reina Maruyama, David Moore
Thomas Ullrich: EIC

  • Alexei Prokudin, Anselm Vossen: Hadron Structure Physics
  • Megan Connors, Bjoern Schenke: Heavy Ion Physics
  • Diana Parno, Michael Ramsey-Musolf: Neutrinos
  • Susan Gardner, Chen-Yu Liu: Neutrons and Fundamental Symmetries
  • Gail McLaughlin, Chris Wrede: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Mark Caprio, Alexandra Gade: Nuclear Structures

Organizer Report

2017 XXIX: University of Colorado, Boulder

July 9-22, 2017
Edward Kinney, James Nagle, Dennis Perepelitsa, Paul Romatschke

  • Frithjof Karsch: Lattice QCD
  • Derek Teaney: String Theory & QCD
  • Ulrich Heinz: Relativistic Heavy Ion Theory
  • William Zajc: Relativistic Heavy Ion Experiment
  • Paul Reimer: Hadron Partonic Structure
  • Tomasz Skwarnicki: Hadron Spectroscopy
  • Filomena Nunesi: Nuclear Structure
  • Sanjay Reddy: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Rik Yoshida: EIC Program
  • Baha Balantekin: Neutrino Physics
  • Cynthia Keppel: Jefferson Lab Program
  • Krishna Kumar: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay
  • David Hertzog: Fundamental Symmetries
  • Suzanne Lapi: Nuclear Medicine

Organizer report

2016 XXVIII: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

July 18-29, 2016
W. Detmold, J. Formaggio, E. Luc, R. Milner, G. Roland, M. Williams

  • Elke-Caroline Aschenauer: Accelerators and Detectors
  • Michael Williams: Data Analysis
  • Lindley Winslow: Double Beta Decay
  • Abhay Deshpande: Electron-Ion Collider
  • Vincenzo Cirigliano: Fundamental Symmetries
  • Matthew Shepherd: Hadronic Spectroscopy
  • Jianwei Qiu: Hadronic Structure
  • Jamie Nagle, Wilke van der Schee: Hot Dense Nuclear Matter
  • Sinead Ryan: Lattice QCD
  • Cecilia Lunardini (Neutrino Theory),
  • Janet Conrad, Joe Formaggio (Neutrino Experiment): Neutrinos and Dark Matter
  • Andrew Steiner: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Stefano Gandolfi: Nuclear Structure

Organizer report

2015 XXVII: Granlibakken Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA

June 15-25, 2015
Dan Cebra, Cynthia Green, Erich Ormand, Ron Soltz, Mark Stoyer, Bob Svoboda, Mani Tripathi

  • A. Baha Balantekin: Fundamental Symmetries and Neutrinios - Theory
  • Jeff Blackmon: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Carl Brune: Nuclear Science in High Energy Density Plasmas
  • Heather Crawford: Low-Energy Nuclear Experiments
  • David Dean: Computational Science
  • Morten Hjorth-Jensen: Lectures on Nuclear Structure Theory and Reactions
  • Barbara Jacak: Energy Loss and Opacity in the Quark Gluon
  • Walter Loveland: The Quest for Superheavy Elements
  • Augusto Macchiavelli: Gamma-Ray Tracking
  • Naomi Makins: Nuclear Physics in Four Quadrants
  • Gail McLaughlin: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Greg Mitchell: Nuclear Physics and Medical Imaging
  • Scott Pratt: Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions and the Quark Gluon Plasma
  • Martin Savage: Lattice QCD for Nuclear Physics
  • Ron Soltz: Nuclear Security in the 21st Century
  • Michael Thoennessen: The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • Feng Yuan: Hadron Physics and QCD (Theory)

Organizer report

2014 XXVI: William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

June 9 - 20, 2014
Wouter Deconinck, Kostas Orginos, David Armstrong, Todd Averett, Roger Carlini, Carl Carlson, Keith Griffioen, Robert McKeown, Michael Pennington, Charles Perdrisat, David Richards, André Walker-Loud

  • Christian Weiss: Strong Interaction Physics with an Electron Ion Collider
  • Brian Tiburzi: Effective Field Theories
  • Josh Erlich: Dualities and QCD
  • Witek Nazarewicz: Nuclear Structure
  • Andrea Shindler: Lattice QCD
  • Kate Scholberg: Neutrinos
  • Krishna Kumar: Fundamental Symmetries
  • Krishna Rajagopal: QCD in Extreme Conditions
  • Tim Chupp: Neutrons
  • Cynthia Keppel: Medical Application of Nuclear Physics
  • Mark Dalton: Meson Spectroscopy with GlueX

Organizer report

2013 XXV: Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York

July 15 - 26, 2013
Abhay Deshpande, Joanna Kiryluk, Péter Petreczky, Anne Sickles, Paul Sorensen, Derek Teaney, Raju Venugopalan, Michael Zingale

  • Barbara Badelek: Experimental Hadronic Physics
  • Silas Beane: Non-Perturbative QCD
  • Edward Brown: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Richard Casten: Nuclear Structure and Reactions
  • Brian Cole: Experimental Heavy-Ions
  • John Cowan: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Sangyong Jeon: Theoretical Heavy-Ions
  • David Kawall: Fundamental Symmetries
  • Daniela Leitner: Accelerator Physics
  • Kate Scholberg: Neutrino Physics
  • Marco Stratmann: Perturbative QCD
  • James Vary: Nuclear Structure Theory
  • Alexei Bazavov: Lattice QCD at Non-Zero Temperature and Density
  • Dave Brown: National Nuclear Data Center
  • Yuri Kovchegov: Gluon Saturation and Small-x Physics
  • Curtis Meyer: Advances in Hadron Spectroscopy
  • Mark Sakitt: Nuclear Proliferation
  • John Thomas: Cold Atoms

Organizer report

2012 XXIV: St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

July 9 - 20, 2012
Joe Carlson, Vincenzo Cirigliano, Ivan Vitev

  • Tom Hemmick: QCD and Heavy Ion Physics
  • Berndt Mueller: QCD and Heavy Ion Physics
  • Zein-Eddine Meziani: Hadron Structure and Spin Physics
  • Jamal Jalilian-Marian: Hadron Structure and Spin Physics
  • Hendrick Schatz: Nuclear Structure and Reactions
  • Dick Furnstahl: Nuclear Structure and Reactions
  • Chuck Horowitz: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Tod Strohmayer: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • George Fuller: Fundamental Symmetries and Neutrinos
  • Barry Holstein: Fundamental Symmetries and Neutrinos
  • Peter Petreczky: Lattice Gauge Theory Methods for Nuclear Physics
  • Silas Beane: Lattice Gauge Theory Methods for Nuclear Physics
  • Anna Hayes: The National Ignition Facility
  • Suzanne Lapi: Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics
  • Martin Zwierlein: Cold Atom Experiments
  • Sanjay Reddy: Unraveling the Neutron Star Interior: Prospects and Challenges

Organizer report

2011 XXIII: Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

June 20 - July 1, 2011
Calvin Howell, Paul Huffman, John Wilkerson

  • Scott Bogner: Nuclear Structure
  • Kate Jones: Nuclear Structure
  • Christian Iliadis: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Gail McLaughlin: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Peter Jacobs: Exploring Hot Dense Matter at RHIC and LHC
  • Olga Evdokimov: Exploring Hot Dense Matter at RHIC and LHC
  • Robert Tribble: Fundamental Symmetries
  • Jeffrey Nico: Fundamental Symmetries
  • Naomi Makins: Hadron Structure
  • Assumpta Parreno: Hadron Structure
  • Boris Kayser: Neutrinos
  • Joseph Formaggio: Neutrinos

Organizer report

2010 XXII: TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada

21 June - 2 July
Achim Schwenk, Alejandro Garcia, Dana Giasson, Sandi Miller

  • Lars Bildsten: The nuclear physics and astrophysics of exploding stars
  • Jeff Blackmon: Astrophysical reactions in the laboratory
  • Helen Caines: Quarks and gluons under extreme conditions
  • Dam Son: Strongly-coupled theories and universal aspects
  • Achim Richter: The physics of nuclei - some selected examples
  • Sonia Bacca: Halo nuclei: theory and experiment
  • Geoff Grinyer: High-precision nuclear structure experiment
  • Xiangdong Ji: Hadron structure: lattice QCD and effective field theory
  • Haiyan Gao: Frontiers in hadron structure
  • Petr Vogel: Neutrinos and nuclei
  • Mark Chen: Underground neutrino physics
  • Krishna Kumar: Low energy tests of the electroweak theory and its symmetries with leptons, nucleons and nuclei
  • Vincenzo Cirigliano: Effective field theories beyond the standard model

Organizer report

2009 XXI: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

28 June - 10 July
Hendrik Schatz, Wolfgang Bauer, Shari Conroy, Michael Thoennessen

  • Betsy Beise: Hadron Physics
  • Alexandra Gade: Nuclear Structure
  • Bob McKeown: Neutrinos
  • Frank Timmes: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Bill Zajc: Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics
  • Hermann Wolter: Nuclear Reactions
  • Timothy Chupp: Fundamental Symmetries
  • John Hardy: Fundamental Symmetries
  • David Morrissey: Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Witek Nazarewicz: Nuclear Structure Theory
  • Derek Teaney: QCD Theory
  • Michael Wiescher: Nuclear Astrophysics Experiments
  • Sherry Yennello: Nuclear Reactions Experiments

Organizer Report

2008 XX: The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

15 June - 27 June
Harald Griesshammer, Allena Opper

  • David Richards: Lattice QCD
  • Harald Griesshammer: Effective Field Theory in Few Nucleon Systems
  • Xiangdong Ji: Nucleon Structure, Baryon Resonances, and Meson Resonances
  • Thomas Schaefer: Hot Dense Nuclear Matter
  • Baha Balantekin and Art Champagne: Nuclear Astrophysics and Neutrinos
  • Susan Gardner: Fundamental Symmetry Tests and Precision Measurements
  • Thomas Papenbrock: Physics of Nuclei


2007 XIX: The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

8 July - 21 July
Winston Roberts, Volker Credé, Vivian Fong

  • Ian Thompson: Physics of Nuclei
  • Jeff Blackmon Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Brad Filippone: Nuclear Searches for Physics Beyond the Standard Model
  • Peter Steinberg RHIC Physics
  • Achim Schwenk: Effective Field Theorties Applied to Nuclear Systems
  • Abhay Despande: RHIC Spin
  • Christia Weiss: The Physics of the 12 GeV Upgrade at JLAB
  • Stuart Freedman: Neutrino Physics
  • Ingo Wiedenhover: Nuclear Exotica
  • Jozef Dudek: The Hadron Spectrum
  • Alexander Volya: Nuclei at Mesoscopic Systems
  • Boris Kayser: Neutrino Physics - A Theorist's Perspective
  • Adam Burrows: Supernova Theory and Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Alan Nathan: Proposal Preparation Workshop


2006 XVIII: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

23 July - 5 August
Adam Szczepaniak, Steve Vigdor

  • Stan Brodsky: QCD Phenomenology and Nucleon Structure
  • David Dean: Forefronts in Nuclear Structure
  • Brad Filippone: Nuclear Searches for Physics Beyond the Standard Model
  • Joseph Formaggio: Neutrinos and Underground Science
  • James Nagle: The Physics of Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
  • Madappa Prakash: Nuclear and Particle Physics in the Cosmos
  • Naomi Makins: Hadron spin and Flavor Structure
  • Curtis Meyer: Forefront Issues in Meson Spectroscopy
  • John Negele: Lattice QCD
  • Chen-Yu Liu: Ultra Cold Neutrons


2005 XVII: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

6 June - 17 June
Paulo Bedaque, Paul Vetter

  • David Bowman: Fundamental Symmetries
  • Steve Elliott: Neutrinos
  • Jon Engel: Nuclear Structure
  • Tom Hemmick: Relativistic heavy Ion Collisions
  • David Kaplan: Effective Theories
  • Kostas Orginos: Lattice QCD
  • Jim Truran: Stellar Nucleosynthesis


2004 XVI: College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine

13 June - 25 June
Barry Holstein, Dmitri Kharzeev

  • Stuart Freedman: Neutrino physics
  • Dick Furnstahl: Fermion many-body systems
  • Daniel Phillips: Effective theory methods
  • Mark Pitt: Electroweak physics
  • Krishna Rajagopal: Phases of QCD matter
  • Gunther Roland: The physics of relativistic heavy ion collisions
  • Mike Snow:Neutron physics
  • John Beacom:Topics in nuclear astrophysics
  • Mike Ramsey-Musolf:Topics in electroweak physics


2003 XV: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

15 June - 27 June
Jeff Blackmon & David Dean

  • Peter Parker: Nuclear astrophysics
  • Erich Ormand: Nuclear structure
  • Raju Venugopalan: High energy nuclear physics in the collider era
  • Eric Swanson: Structure of hadrons
  • Alejandro Garcia: Weak interactions in the nucleus
  • Gail McLaughlin: Neutrino physics


2002 XIV: St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

28 July - 10 August
J. Ginocchio & J. Carlson

  • William Louis: Neutrino Physics
  • Aneesh Manohar: QCD and its Symmetries
  • Thomas Schaefer: High Density QCD
  • Joseph Carlson: Microscopic Nuclear Physics
  • Guy Savard: Physics for a Rare Isotope Accelerator


2001 XIII: College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine

12 June - 22 June
Barry Holstein & Larry McLerran

  • Xiangdong Ji: Probing the Nucleon Structure in High Energy Scattering
  • John Wilkerson: Neutrino Physics
  • Ubirajara van Kolck: Effective Field Theories and Nuclear Structure
  • Carleton DeTar: Lattice QCD: From the Basics to RHIC
  • Barbara Jacak: Exploring the Superdense Matter at RHIC
  • Thomas Schaefer: QCD and Matter Under Extreme Conditions


2000 XII: University of California, Santa Cruz

3 July - 14 July
Wick Haxton & Larry McLerran

  • Donald Geesaman: Electromagnetic Probes of Nucleon and Nuclear Structure
  • John Harris: Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics
  • Morten Hjorth-Jensen: Nuclear Structure from Nuclei to Neutron Stars
  • Alfred Mueller: QCD in High Energy Nuclear Physics
  • Yong-Zhong Qian: Neutrinos and the Origin of the Elements: from the Big Bang to Supernovae
  • Michael Ramsey-Musolf: Weak Interactions in Atoms and Nuclei: The Standard Model and Beyond


1999 XI: University of California, San Diego

28 June - 9 July
George Fuller

  • A. Baha Balantekin:Solar and Atmospheric Neutrinos: Phenomenology and Experiment
  • Brad Filippone:Probing the Nucleon at CEBAF
  • Wick Haxton:Neutrino and Exotic Particle Properties and their Importance in Big Bang and Stellar Nucleosynthesis
  • Elizabeth Jenkins:Baryon Chiral Perturbation Theory
  • Steve Koonin:The Shell Model: From the Mean Field to Monte Carlo
  • Achim Richter:Elementary Excitation Modes of the Nucleus and Chaos in Nuclei and Billiards
  • Thomas Schäfer:RHIC and QCD at Finite Density and Temperature


1998 X: Gull Lake, MI

26 July - 8 August
Wolfgang Bauer & Alex Brown

  • George Fuller:Neutrinos and Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Gregers Hansen:Radioactive Beam Physics
  • Roy Holt:CEBAF Physics
  • Volker Koch:Chiral Symmetry
  • Scott Pratt:Phenomenology of Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions


1997 IX: New Haven, CT

4-15 August
Rick Casten

  • Donald Geesaman: Nucleon Structure
  • John Harris: Relativistic Heavy Ions
  • Bradley Meyer: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Witek Nazarewicz: Nuclear Structure at High Spin
  • Witek Nazarewicz: Nuclear Physics with Radioactive Beams (Theory)
  • Bradley Sherril: Nuclear Physics with Radioactive Beams (Experiment)
  • David Warner: Nuclear Structure at Low Spin


1996 VIII: Pack Forest, WA

10-21 June
George Bertsch

  • Arthur Champagne: Nuclear Astrophysics
  • David Dean: The Shell Model
  • Robert Janssens: Spectroscopy of Deformed Nuclei
  • Ruprecht Machleidt: Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction
  • Berndt Müller: Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics


1995 VII: Seattle, WA

18-30 June
Wick Haxton

  • Gerry Brown: Neutron Stars and Kaon Condensation
  • Stuart Freedman: Parity Violation in Atoms and Nuclei (Experiment)
  • David Kaplan: Effective Field Theories
  • Boris Kayser: Tests of CP Nonconservation
  • Joe Ginocchio: Symmetries in Nuclear Structure Physics
  • Michael Musolf: Parity Violation in Atoms and Nuclei (Theory)
  • Ismael Zahed: Chiral Symmetry in Hadronic Physics


1993 VI: Raleigh, NC

11-24 July
Berndt Müller & Russel Roberson

  • Jerzy Dudek: High Spin States and Superdeformed Nuclei
  • James Friar: Nuclear Few-Body Systems
  • Johanna Stachel: Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
  • Dirk Walecka: Electron Scattering
  • John Wilkerson: Weak Interactions in Nuclear Physics
    • Cheung Ji: Light Cone Quantum Field Theory (Guest lecture)
    • Roxanne Springer: Effective Theories of Hadronic Interactions (Guest lecture)


1992 V: Corvallis, OR

5-18 July
Steve Vigdor

  • Tom Bowles: Neutrino Masses and Mixing
  • John Millener: Hypernuclear Physics
  • Bob McKeown: Spin Effects in Electromagnetic Interactions
  • Brian Serot: Relativistic Nuclear Many-Body Theory
  • Phil Siemens: Matter Above a Trillion Kelvin


1991 IV: Madison, WI

17-28 June
Baha Balantekin

  • Eric Adelberger: Low Energy Frontier & Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Barry Holstein: Weak Interactions in Nuclei
  • Franco Iachello: Topics in Nuclear Structure Physics
  • Joe Kapusta: Finite-Temperature Field Theory in Nuclear Physics
  • Bill Zajc: Phenomenology of Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions


1990 III: Santa Cruz, CA

5-17 August
Wick Haxton & Jørgen Randrup

  • Baha Balantekin: The Use of Symmetry Principles in Nuclear Physics
  • Stan Brodsky: Nuclear Quantum Chromodynamics
  • George Fuller: The Nuclear Physics of the Big Bang
  • Shoji Nagamiya: High Energy Heavy Ion Experiments
  • John Negele: The Structure of Hadrons
    • Gerry Brown: Meson Effective Masses and Heavy Ion Physics (Guest lecture)


1989 II: Gull Lake, MI

31 July - 11 August
James Vary

  • Dirk Walecka: Quantum Field Theory of Hadrons
  • James Friar: Few-Body Nuclear Systems - Theory and Experiment
  • Steve Koonin: Nuclear Many-Body Theory
  • Teng-Lek Khoo: High-Spin Physics
  • Eric Adelberger: Fundamental Measurements in Nuclei


1988 I: Corvallis, OR

27 June - 8 July
Phil Siemens

  • Jerry Cooperstein: Nuclear Astrophysics of Supernovae
  • Bill Donnelly: Electroweak Interactions of Nuclei at Multi-GeV Energies
  • Jochen Heisenberg: Measurements of Nuclei with Multi-GeV Electrons
  • Bill Lynch:Current Experiments of Fragmentation of Nuclei in Fermi-Velocity Collisions
  • Miklos Gyulassy: Ultrarelativistic Nuclear Collisions and Phase Transitions of Matter Above 1012 K