1st International Workshop on Quasi-free Scattering   

                                  with Radioactive Ion Beams:  QFS-RB 08


                                  Held at ECT* Trento, April 7-11, 2008


Workshop Report






The availability of high-energy (few hundred MeV/u) radioactive beams offer the unique  possibility to utilize the quasi-free scattering process in inverse kinematics to  investigate nuclear properties with unstable short-lived nuclei. This technique has a large  research potential including physics fields such as the single-particle structure of  neutron-proton asymmetric nuclei, nucleon-nucleon correlations, and nuclear in-medium  effects. These programs have been proposed at several experimental facilities like R3B  (Reactions with Relativistic Radioactive Beams), EXL (EXotic nuclei studied in Light-ion  induced reactions), and ELISe (ELectron-Ion Scattering in a Storage Ring (eA collider)) at  the FAIR facility at GSI Darmstadt, Germany, as well as at the RIBF facility at RIKEN, Japan and the NSCL in the US.

The topics of the workshop are the following:

       quasi-free scattering reactions with hadron and electron probes
       achievements with stable nuclei and outstanding problems
       reaction theory of quasi-free scattering reactions
       nuclear many-body theory: spectroscopic factors, spectral function and correlations
       in-medium effects in symmetric and asymmetric nuclei and nuclear matter
       quasi-free scattering with radioactive beams: status and future prospects
       perspectives for a physics programme studying asymmetric nuclei and nuclear matter

An important aspect of the workshop is to bring together the experts of the field of quasi-free scattering having used proton and electron accelerators with the radioactive-beam  community aiming at applying these techniques to radioactive beams. The wish is to learn  from the large experience gained in the past both in theoretical as well as experimental  aspects. Clearly, the development of the reaction theory is of major importance for the  success of the planned programmes.

The workshop will be organized jointly by theorists and experimentalists organized in the  EURONS projects funded by the 6th framework programme of the European Community. The  participating EU projects are the theory network TNET, and the joint research proposals RHIB and EXL.


Thomas Aumann (GSI) (Coordinator)
Roy Lemmon (Daresbury)
Jeff Tostevin (U-Surrey)
Horst Lenske (U-Giessen)


Here are two workshop photographs: one in portrait and one in landscape format.


If travelling part of your journey by train the Trenitalia website is very useful.


An idea of the likely temperatures and weather conditions in Trento can be found here.


The workshop poster is available here. The Workshop registration is now completed.

(Updated 13 April 2008)

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