2016 NSSC Summer School in Nuclear Analytical Techniques

The 2016 Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT) Summer School will be held at the UC Davis in Davis, CA from July 13 to July 19. We look forward to seeing you at UC Davis. The school will start at 8:00am in the Physics Building Room 416.

Topic: Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT)

The program will consist of some lectures, but mostly hands-on activities involving nuclear analytical techniques. Students will perform Neutron Activation Analysis using the McClellan Nuclear Research Center, study proton elastic scattering at the Crocker cyclotron facility, gain experience and skills in counting with NaI and HPGe crystals, and learn about detectors and analysis techniques important across a broad range of science and industry.


There is no registration fee to pay, but you or your institute will be liable for your expenses (travel to and from Davis, accommodation and meals). For those interested, we will arrange on-campus housing. A limited number of fellowships (provided via NSSC) will be awarded to cover the cost of housing. Please indicate in your application if you are applying for the housing support.

A grant from the National Science Foundation will be used to encourage participation of undergraduate (or first year graduate) students from underrepresented groups. The NSF grant is available to cover all the cost for 1-2 URM students. Please indicate if you are applying for the URM support.


The summer school is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduates. Interested graduate students should be enrolled in a physics, nuclear chemistry, or nuclear engineering program. Undergraduate applicants should have at least one course in quantum mechanics, differential equations, and modern physics. Typically these students would be entering their senior year. The 2016 NAT  summer school is limited to 16 participants.

Applications to attend the School should include: – a completed application form and – an academic transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted, upload it using the link in the form).

The deadline for receiving the application is June 5th 2016.


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Previous schools

NSSC summer school in 2015     NSSC summer school in 2013    NSSC summer school in 2012

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