Education and Training
The University Radioactive Ion Beam (UNIRIB) consortium provides education and training as part of its efforts to help the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) build a highly-skilled, national, scientific workforce. UNIRIB provides a university atmosphere within the structure of a national laboratory. The on-site staff ensures dedicated support to consortium members performing research, as well as guide the training of educators and students—from undergraduates to postdoctoral researchers.
UNIRIB, a division of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), has close scientific ties with the Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science, the Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research and nuclear physicists from the Physics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Opportunities exist for faculty to spend time at UNIRIB for extended visits and to engage in collaborative projects.
Participants in UNIRIB educational and training programs also benefit from the unique user facility and the interdisciplinary knowledge and experience provided by the on-site staff.
Expanding the Body of Knowledge
In addition to serving as a resource for training and research opportunities, UNIRIB expands the body of knowledge on nuclear physics. Each year, the UNIRIB consortium contributes to numerous scholarly publications and presents research at a variety of international conferences.