Report from the Commission C12 (Nuclear Physics)
to the IUPAP Council and Commission Chairs Meeting
October 13-14, 2006 , Prague
C12 Annual General Meeting
The Commission C12 held its annual general meeting on June 20, 2006 , at the TRIUMF Laboratory in Vancouver ( Canada ). 9 (of 13) of the regular, and 2 (of 4) of the associated members attended. The meeting addressed a number of tasks and issues, often in quite spirited discussions. The results are summarized in the appendices to this report ( : C12 comments on proposals for IUPAP sponsorship of 2007 conferences; : Associate Membership in and from C12) and/or discussed in the context of the subsequent bullets. Here we mention the strong intent expressed during the meeting to insure that C12 membership includes in the future an appropriate number of women and to arrange for a broader worldwide representation.
Reports were presented by Associate Members (a verbal presentation by Roberto Petronzio on the Commission on Particle and Fields (C11), written reports from the Commission on Astrophysics (C19) by Misao Sasaki, and on WG.4 on Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics and Gravitation International Committee (PaNAGIC) by Michael C. Wiescher). The reports were discussed. In particular the topic emphasized by Roberto Petronzio, namely the authorship lists of publications of large collaborations in particle physics triggered an extensive discussion. Clearly this has also implications for publications by large experimental groups in nuclear physics. It will be a topic on the agenda of the next Annual General Meeting of C12. A questionnaire will be circulated to collect input from the community.
The next C12 Annual General Meeting will be in Tokyo taking advantage of the INPC2007 conference, the next in the series of the major International Nuclear Physics Conferences.
WG.9 and IUPAP Brochure on Nuclear Physics Facilities
The previous sub-committee to C12 for international collaboration (CICNP) has been adopted by IUPAP in the February 2006 C&C Meeting as an official IUPAP Working Group (WG.9). The Working Group (for current membership see ) has been active for the past 12 months on its first task, the preparation of a brochure which – after a (brief) overview of the field - provides an extensive compilation of nuclear physics facilities/laboratories worldwide. The draft version is now available. WG.9 has also been asked to act as expert committee to the recently established Nuclear Physics Working Group of the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF). The representatives from WG.9 in the GSF NP Working Group are the Chair and Secretary of WG.9 and the Chair & Vice-Chair of C12. The WG.9 representatives have attended the first two meetings of the GSF Working Group (the most recent one two days before the present C&CC Meeting) and presented the findings of its compilation in a draft brochure that was well received. Suggestions and comments were made that will be included in the final document, planned for publication by the end of this year (2006).
The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Nuclear Physics
The 2005 IUPAP General Assembly in Cape Town , South Africa , established the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Nuclear Physics and established criteria for the selection process and selection committee.
Following the established procedure, three nominees for each geographical region were recommended for membership to the selection committee by regional members of C12 (by Willem T.H. van Oers for North America, Alinka Lepine-Szily for Middle and South America, Walter F. Henning for Europe, Victor A. Matveev for Russia and the Near East, Hideyuki Sakai for the Far East and Anthony W. Thomas for Africa and Australia). Taking into account the nominees' fields of expertise the following Selection Committee for the 2007 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Nuclear Physics was elected by C12 at this annual general meeting:
The prize was announced for about half a year in societal journals (e.g. Nuclear Physics News) and at deadline ( Oct. 1, 2006 ) more than 20 nominations had been made. Next the Selection Committee will start the review process. The prize will be awarded at the next major International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2007) in Tokyo , Japan , June 2007.
- Hashimoto, Osamu ( Asia )
- Oganessian, Yuri (Russia & Near East)
- Erazmus, Barbara ( Europe )
- McKeller, Buce ( Australia )
- Scholberg, Kate ( North America )
- Hussein, Mahir ( South America )