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Scientific Opportunities with a Rare-Isotope Facility in the United States
Stuart J. Freedman, University of California at Berkeley,Co-Chair
Dr. Freedman is the Luis W. Alvarez Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of California at Berkeley, with a joint appointment to the Nuclear Science Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. His research experience spans nuclear and atomic physics, neutrino physics, and small-scale experiments in particle physics, all focused on fundamental questions about the Standard Model. He was co-chair of the recent American Physical Society Neutrino Study and was a member of the NRC’s Committee on Elementary Particle Physics in the 21st Century (the EPP2010 committee). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Ricardo Alarcon, Arizona State University
Dr. Alarcon is a professor of physics at Arizona State University. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Chile and received his Ph.D. in 1985 from Ohio University. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until 1989, when he joined Arizona State University as an assistant professor. His research covers experiments in electromagnetic nuclear physics and more recently in fundamental neutron science. He has held visiting professor appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1995-1997 and 1999-2001 and served as project manager for the Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer project at MIT-Bates from 1999 to 2002. He was a member of the Department of Energy/National Science Foundation (DOE/NSF) Nuclear Science Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2005. In 2003 he was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Peter Braun-Munzinger, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI)
Dr. Braun-Munzinger is division head for Kernphysik 1 (nuclear physics) at Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) and professor of physics at the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Heidelberg in 1972. His research expertise is in the area of nuclear physics, with emphasis on ultrarelativistic collisions and detector development. Dr. Braun-Munzinger has been spokesperson for several nuclear physics experiments in the United States and elsewhere and is a leading participant in the high-energy-density experiments ALICE at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He has also served on numerous program advisory committees, several panels of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, and has held faculty positions at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Braun-