PIXE-PAN 2006 is a relatively new program at Notre
Dame replicating the very successful Physics of the Atomic Nuclei (PAN)
program from MSU. It is a summer science program
for high school science, physical science, chemistry, and physics teachers
and high school students. Participants will explore topics in modern science
and nuclear physics.
The program introduces teachers and students to the fundamentals
of the extremely small domain of atomic nuclei and its connection to the
extremely large domain of astrophysics and cosmology. Lectures and hands-on
experiments are led by senior faculty and staff of the Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics (ISNAP).