Nuclear Data Summer School 2022

August 1 – 12, 2022

University of California, Davis  –  Davis, CA

A robust nuclear data process is needed to provide the information required for nonproliferation applications. To sustain the nuclear data workforce and the train the next generation of nuclear data scientists, the NSSC is organizing a summer school for students from nuclear science and engineering programs across the country. Leveraging the expertise of professors and national lab scientists across the NSSC network, the school will provide an overview of all functions that make up the nuclear data pipeline, from measuring and modeling through compilation, evaluation, validation, and uncertainty quantification. Partner institutations involved in the teaching of this summer school include:

  • UC Davis
  • UT Knoxville
  • UC Berkeley
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Los Alamos National Lab
  • Brookhaven National Lab
  • Oak Ridge National Lab

In addition to a lecture series, this summer school will feature a lab practical at UC Davis’s Crocker Cyclotron Laboratory. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a stacked foil charged particle irradiation experiment. Students will contribute to potentially publishable work and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the school.


All students from the nuclear science community are well to apply. Priority must be given to NSSC-affiliated students, but all applications are welcome and will be considered. Please fill out the application form below. The application will ask you to upload a professionally-formatted CV detailing your academic and research background.

Application Form

For NSSC-affiliated students, your travel expenses will be funded by the NSSC at your home institution. For external applicants, you will need to cover your travel expenses independently (please consult with your academic advisor).


This agenda is currently being planned and is subject to change.
Lecturers will be listed once they are confirmed.

 Date – Time  Topic
 August 1  Lab Lecture and Experiment
 August 2  Lab Analysis
 August 3  Lab Reporting
 August 4 – 9am-12  Nuclear Physics Review
 August 4 – 1-4pm  Uncertainty Quantification & Bayes Theorem
 August 5 – 9am-12  Thermal Scattering
 August 5 – 1-4pm  nTOF Measurements
 August 8 – 9-12am  R-Matrix Theory
 August 8 – 1-4pm  Capture and Inelastic Gamma-ray Data
 August 9 – 9am-12  Optical Model & EMPIRE
 August 9 – 1-4pm  TALYS
 August 10 – 9-11am  Fission Nuclear Data
 August 10 – 11am-2pm  FREYA
 August 10 – 2-4pm  CGMF
 August 11 – 9-11am  Integral Benchmarks
 August 11 – 11am-2pm  Library Validation
 August 11 – 2-4pm  Processing Codes
 August 12  AI/ML + slip time