Funding For June Workshop from Duke OGSP

Friday, February 8, 2013

Profs. Calvin Howell, Roxanne Springer, and Ying Wureceived funding from Duke's Office of Global and Strategic Programs, Phillips Endowment, in support of the "International Workshop on Fundamental Physics at a Next Generation Compton Gamma-ray Source (HIGS2)" to take place June 3 and 4 at Duke University. About 70 experimentalists and theorists from the international community, including about 20 local students, are expected to attend the workshop to explore opportunities in nuclear astrophysics, hadronic parity violation, and beyond-the-standard-model physics made possible by the HIGS2 facility. The HIGS2 facility would be developed at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory as a next-generation Compton gamma source providing a beam from 2 to 12 MeV with an intensity more than two orders of magnitude larger than the present High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS).