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Structure and reactions at the drip lines

March 18, 2011, GANIL, Caen, France

FUSTIPEN Topical Meeting

«Structure and reactions at the drip lines»

May 24-25, 2011, GANIL, Caen, France


One of the main frontiers of nuclear science is the structure of short-lived, radioactive nuclei with extreme neutron-to-proton asymmetry. Such nuclei inhabit outskirts of the chart of the nuclides, close to the particle drip lines. Weakly bound (and unbound) nuclei in this region are open quantum systems that are strongly coupled to the environment of scattering and decay channels. Effective interactions are strongly affected by isospin, and many-body correlations and continuum effects are essential in these nuclei. A simultaneous understanding of the structure and reaction aspects is a key point to understand short-lived nucleonic matter.

The topical two-day meeting will review the status of structure and reactions studies for systems close to the drip lines, discuss new ideas and developments in the theoretical description of nuclear open quantum systems, and consider new experimental opportunities by experiments using radioactive beams. We will discuss subjects like: shell model and cluster models for nuclear structure and reactions, near-threshold clustering phenomena, microscopic derivation of dispersive optical potentials, halo effective field theory and, ab-initio theory for nuclear structure and reactions. Special attention will be on experimental signatures and their theoretical interpretation. We would like to keep the format of the meeting informal and invite those participants who believe they can contribute to the discussion to contact us at

Speakers include: N. Alamanos (CEA/DSM), C. Barbieri (Univ. of Surrey),
K. Bennaceur (Univ. of Lyon), Th. Duguet (CEA/Saclay) G. Hagen (ORNL), H-W. Hammer (Univ. of Bonn), G.R. Jansen (Univ. of Oslo), N. Michel (Univ. of Jyväskylä), T. Neff (GSI), L. Platter (Chalmers Univ. of Technology), H. Savajols (GANIL), O. Sorlin (GANIL).

To register, please fill in the registration form. We are asking even those holding a GANIL badge to register so that an accurate count can be obtained for the coffee breaks.

There is no registration fee. A French FUSTIPEN grant can provide local support for French-based physicists interested in the topic of the meeting.

Additional information are now available on the second circular.

Program and talks online
List of participants

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If you have any question concerning your arrival and stay in Caen, or your participation in the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Gaute Hagen (ORNL)
Marek Ploszajczak (GANIL)