Nuclear reaction methods used to analyze experimental data and extract
reaction rate and cross section information of nuclear astrophysical
interest are now very diverse. They range from low-energy capture
reactions and transfer reactions at energies near the Coulomb barrier,
through to the description of breakup, charge exchange and other
reactions at fragmentation beam energies - often carried out in inverse
kinematics. Approaches used range from first-order theories (e.g. DWBA)
through non-perturbative, all-order, coupled channels and semi-classical
few-body theories. All of these methods are built upon basic concepts
and our descriptions of bound, resonant and scattering problems. To use
reaction codes accurately and effectively requires an understanding and
a working knowledge of these precepts. Given these, the input and
operation of nuclear reaction codes can be demystified. The objectives
of the proposed School are to enable younger researchers to gain this
background knowledge and to provide real experience in the use of modern
direct reaction methods and codes. Instruction will be through formal
teaching (lectures) and extensive structured hands-on exercises.
Please submit an application through the JINA website
for the JINA Special School).
Deadline for submission is March 9, 2007
Please contact Chasity Fudella for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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