WG.9: Working Group on International Cooperation in Nuclear Physics (ICNP)
The working group was formed by resolution of the Cape Town, SA 2005 General Assembly.
The Mandate of the group is:
- To provide a description of the landscape of key issues in Nuclear Physics research for the next 10 to 20 years
- To produce (maintain) a compendium of facilities existing or under development worldwide
- To establish a mapping of these facilities onto the scientific questions identified above
- To identify missing components that would have to be developed to provide an optimized, comprehensive network of international facilities
- To explore mechanisms and opportunities for enhancing international collaboration in nuclear science
- To identify R/D projects that could benefit from international joint effort
- To serve as a source of expert advice for governmental or inter- governmental organisations in connection with efforts to coordinate and promote nuclear science at the international level
- To serve as a forum for the discussion of future directions of nuclear science in the broadest sense
- To document the cross-disciplinary impact of Nuclear Physics and of nuclear facilities and to identify mechanisms for expanding (fostering) cross-disciplinary research.
The Executive of the Working Group consists of a Chairperson and a Secretary. Among its members will be the Chairs of various long range planning committees, i.e., the Chair of the US Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) or his/her designate, the Chair of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC) or his/her designate, the Chair of the Japanese Nuclear Physics Committee, and further representatives of nuclear physics research establishments worldwide. The Chair and Vice-Chair of C12, the IUPAP Commission on Nuclear Physics, will be ex-officio members of the Working Group.