Balkan Summer School on Nuclear Physics 2012
School information

The 8th Balkan School will aim to cover most recent developments in studies of exotic nuclei and the program is organized to cover the following aspects:

* Modern aspects of nuclear physics theory
* Methodology of state-of-the-art experiments away from stability
* Highlights of physics away from stability

First Circular - "First_Circular.pdf"

Second Circular - "Second_Circular.pdf"
Poster - "Poster.pdf"

The 8th International Balkan School will take place on July 3rd - 12th, 2012 at the foothills of the Rila mountains, at the Bachinovo Conference Center of the South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

The International Balkan School on Nuclear Physics is organized biannually in even years since 1998. It is hosted in turn by different Balkan countries. Previous schools took place in Istanbul, Turkey (1998), Bodrum, Turkey (2000), Thessaloniki, Greece (2002), Bodrum, Turkey (2004), Brasov, Romania (2006), Troyan, Bulgaria (2008) and Adrasan, Turkey (2010).

The 8th Balkan School is jointly organized by the Union of the Physicists in Bulgaria, the South-West University "Neofit Rilski" and EVRIKA Foundation and supported by CERN, BULATOM, Kozloduy NPP and BgNS. The curriculum of the school consists of about 46 lecture hours (45 minutes), six invited seminars (30 minutes) of young researchers originating from the region and 25-30 student's talks (15 minutes), which makes in total 45 auditorium hours. A poster session will be organized, such that all participants at the school can present their research. The best three posters will be selected for oral presentation. All participants are accommodated in the same place, which provides plenty of opportunities for informal discussions between lecturers and students.

The attendance at the school is expected to be around 120 people. The University Center "Bachinovo" provides accommodation in single or double rooms. Limited number of rooms is also available in the near-by hotel Park Bachinovo. Accommodation is also possible in the city of Blagoevgrad, which is 3 km away from the conference cite. Blagoevgrad, a city of 74,000 people, the home of two universities (the Neofit Rilski South-West University and the American University in Bulgaria), is located 110 km south of Sofia, and can be reached easily from the Sofia Airport. Participants at the school will pay a School Fee, which includes accommodation for nine nights, full board meals, coffee breaks, airport transfer from and to Sofia Airport at fixed hours on July 3rd, 2012 and July 12th, 2012, usage of conference facilities, welcome party, excursion and conference dinner. Details about the transportation and how to reach Blagoevgrad can be found at the Travel Information page.