Nuclear Theory for Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions


Background:

  • The new experimental projects will need theory, from day –1
  • The new tasks require training of physicists (human capital) that may become involved in the new projects. This depends strongly on the Universities where theorists play a central role in teaching. The large new projects imply long-term commitments from the universities and research centres.
  • Europe must take measures to at least maintain its nuclear theory capacity (volume); (i) to get a return on investment in the big projects, and also (ii) to prevent brain drain.

Present Status:

ECT* and NuPECC exist.

EURONS and HADRONS now both have EU funding, some for theory.

The RIA Theory Group has been formed.

 

Report from INPC Town Meeting, 29th June 2004.


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