42 Years of Hadron Spectroscopy at Accelerator Facilities

Retirement Symposium for W. J. Briscoe
Mon, 15 August, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm
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More than three decades ago, The George Washington University became a major player in experimental nuclear physics by enganging in the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility project (JLab). GW Professor Emeritus of Physics and APS Fellow W.J. Briscoe has chaired and has held positions of leadership in collaborations working at JLab (Newport News), LAMPF (Los Alamos), TRIUMF (Vancouver), NIKHEF (Amsterdam), BNL (Upton), MAMI (Mainz), MAX-lab (Lund), CENS (Saclay) and PSI (Villigen). In this context, the workshop is dedicated to a review and outlook of nuclear experiment and related areas at Jefferson Lab, MAMI, and other facilities.

Registration (CLOSED)

The registration is now closed. You are still invited to attend the workshop online (Zoom link below), but reservations for workshop reception/dinner etc. have all been finalized. If you plan to attend the workshop talks in person and haven't registered yet, please contact the organizers.

Important: Please follow GW guidelines for visitors and attendants of indoor events. If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected] (and keep the organizers in the loop if need). In particular, GW rules on proof of vaccination have changed. It is no longer required to present proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test at check-in. However, masks are required at all times for patrons inside GW venues unless actively eating or drinking.

Venue, Hotel, Transport

This overview map shows the venue, close-by hotel options, and possibilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all within walking distance.

Venue address: 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA 20147 in Exploration Hall, that is part of the Virginia Science and technology campus (VSTC). Parking is free and always available.

Zoom link for speakers and remote participants: https://gwu-edu.zoom.us/j/91868711278

Transportation: The venue is 20 minutes by car from Dulles airport (IAD). Transport is provided by Metro, bus, or from IAD airport (includes maps). There is a shuttle bus to the main campus in Foggy Bottom/Washington, DC. Contact the organizers if you plan to take that shuttle. The Tru by Hilton hotel offers free airport transfer to and from Dulles International airport (IAD), see details below.

Hotel: Tru by Hilton (44732 Endicott Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147, +1 571-639- 3060) is the default workshop hotel. Please make your reservation through the Hilton website using code N2995517 to obtain reduced rates. Note: rates are reduced, but not constant and may go up if you wait any longer; accommodation is no no longer guaranteed. The hotel is brand new and situated in the One Loudoun complex, close to many restaurants and shops. All guests at the hotel receive a free hot breakfast each morning. The hotel is prepared to host a substantial number of workshop participants, but we recommend to make your reservation as soon as possible, especially because prices may go up.

Tru by Hilton has agreed to provide airport transfers from and to Dulles International Airport, as well as transporting workshop attendees to and from Exploration Hall Monday and Tuesday morning and afternoon, at no cost. To be picked up from the airport, guests should call the hotel directly to let them know they have arrived at Dulles ((571) 639-3060). If called ahead, the shuttle leaves at the full hour from arrival zone/lower level at door 2H, which is to your right on curb 2 once you exit the terminal (terminal map).

The informal get-together at Bar Louie on Sunday evening (August 14, ~6pm) is within walking distance from the hotel. On Monday morning, August 15, please gather around 8:40am in the hotel lobby so we can make efficient use of the shuttle, that carries 12 people, to take everyone to the venue in two or three rides. The workshop venue can also be reached by walking (1 mile, about 25 minutes one way).

Alternative accommodation is available close to the venue, e.g., Springhill suites Ashburn in Dulles North (20065 Lakeview Center Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147, Tel: +1 703-723-9300).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: Breakfast is included if you stay at the Tru by Hilton hotel. Across the street of Exploration Hall there are different options for lunch on Monday (see map); across route 7, the One Loudoun complex provides many restaurants. On Monday, August 15, a reception in One Loudoun is planned (details will follow). Coffee, tea, etc. will be provided during breaks at the venue itself.


Program now available (PDF). An informal get together is planned for Sunday evening, August 14 at Bar Louie. Talks are scheduled for Monday, August 15 (entire day) and Tuesday morning, August 16. The workshop will conclude Tuesday noon.

Exploration Hall 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, Virginia 20147 Ashburn VA 20147
Room: 410 (4th floor)

Michael Doering, Axel Schmidt, Igor Strakovsky
[email protected]
(703) 728-5627

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