A symposium to celebrate Prof. Edward Bilpuch's career as a nuclear physicist and his contributions to TUNL will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Searle Center Lecture Hall at Duke University. The symposium will open with a review of the discovery and use of isobaric analogue states in nuclear structure studies. The high-resolution experimental techniques developed by Bilpuch's group will be described, examples of their early measurements will be presented and the scientific impact of the spectroscopic data measured using these techniques will be discussed. The symposium will include a talk on the history of TUNL and a session on HIGS2, the next generation gamma-ray source at TUNL. The concluding session, entitled "Connections", features presentations by two of Professor Bilpuch's former students, Drs. John C. Browne and George (Jay) Keyworth, and a long-term associate and friend, Professor Walter Greiner. Information on the speakers in the "Connections" session can be found at the following links:
The symposium website can be found here. We ask that those intending to attend the symposium register to provide the organizers with an attendance count for planning purposes. Registration is free. The registration deadline is October 29, 2012. A buffet style lunch will be provided. Please share this announcement with others who might be interested in attending the symposium.