NSAC 2023 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science

Author: Janet Weikel

The United States Nuclear Science Advisory Committee released "A New Era of Discovery: The 2023 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science" (https://science.osti.gov/np/nsac/Reports). This new document provides a roadmap for advancing the nation's nuclear science research programs over the next decade. The U.S. Nuclear Science community releases such a plan every 5-8 years highlighting the scientific opportunities of nuclear physics today to maintain world leadership. The document also explores the impact of nuclear science on other fields and applications of the research that benefit society.
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A few of ND's Nuclear Science Laboratory faculty and graduate students
Laboratories such at the Nuclear Science Laboratory at Notre Dame were recognized in this plan as essential to the nation's mission of leadership and critical stem training and education, as well as, the pioneering efforts of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) in founding and expediting discoveries via multidisciplinary centers. A special recognition was given to the only underground laboratory nuclear physics experiment in the United States, led by Freimann Professor of Physics Michael Wiescher.
Freimann Professor of Physics Ani Aprahamian chaired two subcommittees that wrote the report on "Nuclear Structure and Reactions", and "Nuclear Astrophysics". Professor Rebecca Surman was a member of the committee to organize the town meeting at Argonne National Laboratory in November, 2022.