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Calcium Radius Experiment (CREX) Workshop at Jefferson Lab
March 17-19, 2013
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Newport News, VA


We invite the JLAB community, and other nuclear physicists, to a workshop March 17-19 highlighting the nuclear structure reach of Jefferson Laboratory. The recent PREX experiment on Pb208, performed in Hall A at JLAB, has demonstrated a new technique that uses parity violating electron scattering to measure neutron densities. The Calcium Radius Experiment (CREX) will apply this technique to measure the neutron radius of 48Ca, a neutron rich medium mass nucleus. This has important implications for nuclear structure including three neutron forces, atomic parity violation, and astrophysics.

We will discuss CREX and related measurements and explore:

* How the CREX measurement can test and constrain microscopic nuclear structure models;
* Desired error bars on CREX results that will allow discrimination between theoretical models;
* How to optimize CREX based on the current theoretical models;
* Potential impact of CREX results on nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics.

The conference will include introductory lectures on Monday morning March 18, 2013 and we encourage newcomers to attend.

You must register in advance to attend this workshop. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Jefferson Laboratory Residence Facility. Lodging reservation deadline is February 15, 2013.

Organizing Committee:
C. Horowitz (Indiana)
K. Kumar (UMass)
R. Michaels (JLab)
W. Nazarewicz (UTK/ORNL)
J. Piekarewicz (FSU)