The Fundamental Neutron Physics Summer School that we hosted at NC State from July 16-20 was a resounding success! We had around 70 combined participants plus speakers, with ~11 visiting us from Europe, ~6 from Canada and 1 from Japan. The lecture program covered essential topics from top researchers on nuclear, particle, and astrophysics with low energy neutrons. There were tours to the PULSTAR nuclear reactor on NCSU’s campus, and the 10 Mega-Volt Tandem accelerator and the Free-electron laser based High Intensity Gamma Ray source at TUNL. There was even a fun excursion to a local baseball game!
After 50 years of history, the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) continues to push the limits of nuclear physics. As a Department of Energy “Center of Excellence”, our lab is home to the world’s most intense proton accelerator dedicated to nuclear astrophysics, the world’s most luminous mono-energetic photon beam, and the only functioning Enge magnetic spectrograph in North America. Check out the video below!