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The 30th Annual Hampton University Graduate Studies Program

HUGS 2015
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia
June 1 - 19, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for HUGS 2015 to be held at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia.
Deadline for Fellowship consideration is April 2, 2015.

With support from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Jefferson Science Associates (JSA), the 30th Annual Hampton University Graduate Studies (HUGS) Program at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is scheduled to run from Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 19, 2015. Students will arrive on Sunday, May 31 and depart on Saturday, June 20.

The HUGS Program at Jefferson Lab is a summer school designed for experimental and theoretical nuclear and particle physics graduate students who have finished their coursework and have at least one year of research experience in these fields. Students who are well into a research project are also encouraged to apply. The program is simultaneously intensive, friendly, and casual. All lecturers are internationally renowned and leaders in their fields. The students will be housed on site at Jefferson Lab, and there will be many opportunities to interact with Jefferson Lab staff, as well as the lecturers, other graduate students and visitors. Acceptance into the program is competitive.

The 2015 school will focus on experimental and theoretical topics of high current interest in strong interaction physics. In particular, students will receive excellent insight into the physics to be studied at Jefferson Lab in the upcoming years, as well as related topics of interest in nuclear and particle physics. Speakers and topics this year include:

In addition to the main lectures, the school will offer topical seminars by Jefferson Lab researchers. At the end of the school, and as an integral part of it, students will have the opportunity to present a short seminar on their current research.

We will be able to offer a limited number of fellowships that will cover room and board. In addition to these, we are proud to announce the JSA/HUGS International Fellowship for Graduate Students in Developing Countriessupported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program. Under this fellowship we will be able to support one graduate student from a developing country, fully covering travel expenses (including international airfare), room, board and an additional week at Jefferson Lab to meet with the laboratory researchers and users, and to initiate or strengthen a research collaboration.

To apply to the HUGS 2015 at Jefferson Lab summer school, please visit and submit along with your personal data, a letter of request for consideration of acceptance into the program, and arrange for one letter of recommendation (ideally from your Ph.D. advisor) to be separately sent at the address below. Submission as such will automatically place the student in the standard fellowship competition. To be considered for the JSA/HUGS International Fellowship for Graduate Students in Developing Countries an additional motivation letter should be sent to Prof. Alberto Accardi ( and Dr. Cesar Fernandez-Ramirez ( addressing the research interests of the candidate. The deadline for application submission is April 2, 2015. Applications will still be accepted after this date but will not be included in the fellowship competition. Students will be notified by April 20, 2015 of acceptance.

You are welcome to forward all inquiries to:

HUGS 2015
Jefferson Laboratory
Attn: Mary Fox, Suite 1, MS-12H2
12000 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 269-6263 Fax: (757) 269-7002 ;