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Theory of Nuclear Fission

January 4-6, 2012, GANIL, Caen, France
FUSTIPEN Topical Meeting
"Theory of Nuclear Fission"
January 4-6, 2012, GANIL, Caen, France

Over 70 years after the experimental discovery of nuclear fission, this fundamental nuclear process continues to pose a formidable scientific challenge for nuclear theory. The quest of describing how a quantum many-body system can break apart in fragments, the characterization of these fragments, and prediction of related cross sections, is admittedly one of the most difficult questions in the microscopic theory of large-amplitude collective motion.
The objective of this three-day informal workshop is to give an overview of the latest developments in fission studies, with a focus on the underlying theories. In particular, we would like to review the state-of-the art tools and techniques of fission modeling, discuss major challenges, and define a roadmap for the next decade. A principal goal of the meeting is to foster collaborations between theoretical groups, and between theory and experiment. To this end, the meeting is going to be fairly informal, with a few general talks in the morning, and afternoons entirely devoted to discussions.

More information can be found in :

N. Dubray (CEA DAM DIF, France)
H. Goutte (GANIL, France) – Lead Organizer,
W. Nazarewicz (UTK/ORNL, USA)
N. Schunck (LLNL, USA)