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  ELI-NP Workshop: 25-26 June 2013

"Towards TDR of experiments with brilliant gamma-ray beams at ELI-NP"

The workshop "Towards Technical Design Reports (TDR) of experiments with brilliant gamma-ray beams at ELI-NP" was held in Bucharest-Magurele, on June 25th - 26th, 2013, adjacent to a workshop "Towards Technical Design Reports (TDR) of experiments with intense laser beams at ELI-NP" held at the same location on June 27th - 28th, 2013.

The workshop aimed to specify the main instrumentation that will be needed for experiments at the quasi-monochromatic, polarized photon beams at ELI-NP from 2016 on. It was intended that experimentalists present their research ideas and identify the necessary equipment for reaching the envisioned research goals. Theoretical presentations were equally invited that would encourage and deepen possible research paths at the gamma-ray beams of ELI-NP.

The meeting was focused on setting up the working groups towards ELI-NP TDRs. The material presented at the workshop will form a base for the up-coming formulation of TDR for the future experimental areas. The parameters of the ELI-NP facility can be found here.

The workshop was held in a largely informal style, in order to facilitate communication and sharing. After a presentation of the future gamma-ray beams at the ELI-NP facility at IFIN-HH, Bucharest, that currently is under construction, the workshop will be organized in the following four topical sessions, each led by a convener who is a reputed scientist in the relevant field:

• Reactions with High Energy Gamma Rays. Convener: Prof. Angela Bracco (University of Milano) and Dr. Franco Camera (INFN Milano)
• Nuclear resonance fluorescence and applications. Convener: Prof. Norbert Pietralla (Technical University of Darmstadt)
• Photofission. Convener: Dr. Fadi Ibrahim (IPN Orsay), Dr. Attila Krasznahorkay (ATOMKI Debrecen)
• Charged particles array. Convener: Prof. Moshe Gai (Yale Univ.)

One or two main speakers introduced the topic, gave an overview of the subject, and raised key questions for discussion. These talks were followed by an open discussion including short presentations (5 minutes) by the participants.

In order to prepare future experiments, during the second day of the workshop, working groups were formed to define the experimental set-up necessary to carry on the physics discussed in the four sessions.

Schedule of the workshop
The scientific programme started at 9.30 am on June 25th, 2013, and finished on June 26th, 2013, at 5.30 pm.

Contact person:

Dimiter Balabanski:

Secretary of the Workshop:

Adriana Mihai:
Phone: 0040 749 071 045

The ELI-NP project is co-funded by The European Union and the Romanian Government through the European Regional Development Fund.

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