Workshop on Nuclear Isomers: Structure and Applications
organised in honour of Professor George Dracoulis
Dates: 19 – 21 May 2010 at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Nuclear isomers present unique experimental and theoretical opportunities in
the study of exotic nuclei, especially with the advent of high-intensity radioactive
beams. The Workshop will bring together a range of isomer experts to present
the status of the field and to discuss the way forward.
Shell-model isomers; K isomers; shape isomers; isomers at the limits of
stability; isomers in astrophysics; isomers as probes of the atomic environment;
experimental and theoretical techniques.
Invited lectures will be given by:
B.A.Brown (MSU) "Isomers
and their decay modes in the nuclear shell model"
octupole-coupled multiparticle states to signatures of shape
The Workshop will begin at 2 pm on 19th May, and close at 1 pm on 21st May.
The programme will consist of a combination of invited lectures and contributed
talks. Contributed abstracts (see below) will be selected for oral presentation
by the organising committee. There will be no parallel sessions and no poster
Workshop sponsors: Science and Technology Facilities Council, and University of Surrey.
The Workshop will take place at the University of Surrey. A campus map can
be found here.
Phil Walker (Room 05BB03)
Physics Office: (Cristobel Soares-Smith, Room 06BB03)
Fees and accommodation:
Workshop attendees will be charged no fee. Attendance is limited to approximately
70 people. Attendees are requested to make their own accommodation arrangements
for the meeting. The following web-page links have details of local accommodation in
The following places to stay are convenient, being close to the University and
* Guildford Travelodge * Guildford YMCA * Premier Travel Inn
There will be an evening reception on the opening day of the workshop
(Wednesday, 19th May), and an (optional) informal dinner on the Thursday
evening, which will be charged at a cost of £20 per head for those who
wish to attend.
You are asked to register by sending an email to the principal organiser
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place. Please also indicate (a) if you
would like to give a 15-minute oral presentation of your research, including
a provisional title, and (b) if you plan to join the Thursday evening dinner, and
if you intend to bring a partner.
The final deadline for contributed abstracts is 30th April, but some pre-selection
for contributed talks will be necessary. If you wish to be considered for a contributed
talk, then please send your one-page abstract by 12th April and we will let you know
as soon as possible if you have been selected.
A collection of all contributed abstracts will be given to workshop participants.
Phil Walker (University of Surrey)
Alison Bruce (University of Brighton)
Dave Cullen (University of Manchester)
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